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Review: ‘United We Fan’ Explores TV Worth Saving and the Personalities Behind the Campaigns

Who among us hasn’t watched a TV series and felt as if we had gotten to intimately know our favorite characters? Certain shows barely get the opportunity to “jump the shark” despite rabid, passionate fans like Dorothy Swanson, founder of Viewers for Quality Television, a grassroots nonprofit that organizes advocacy efforts for shows the group collectively votes on.

Directed by Michael Sparaga, United We Fan is an energetic and interesting look at the culture of fandom from the grassroots efforts to save shows like Star Trek in the late 60s to modern activism taking place on Twitter and crowdfunding platforms that gave a second life to shows like Veronica Mars. United We Fan entertainingly cuts between fifty or so years of pop culture history informed by those that were there, from activists like Bjo and John Trimble (whose letter writing campaign saved Star Trek) to show runners who grapple
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Harry Thomason Disputes Rumors Angela Lansbury Is Actress Referenced in Les Moonves Op-Ed

Harry Thomason Disputes Rumors Angela Lansbury Is Actress Referenced in Les Moonves Op-Ed
After Linda Bloodworth Thomason made mention of an anonymous actress being assaulted by ousted CBS Corp. chief Les Moonves in her op-ed for The Hollywood Reporter, her husband is disputing rumors of the actress’ identity.

“For all of you who are asking if the great Angela Lansbury was the mystery actress mentioned by my wife, Linda Bloodworth in her THR op-ed about CBS’s Moonves- it was someone great but not Angela,” producer Harry Thomason tweeted Friday night.

Without identifying her by name, Bloodworth Thomason wrote that an actress informed her of a time when the CBS mogul ...
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Designing Women Sequel Lands at ABC

Designing Women Sequel Lands at ABC
ABC is rolling out the red carpet — or at least hanging up the red drapes — for the Designing Women. A sequel of the Emmy Award-winning comedy, which ran from 1986 to 1993 on CBS, has received a script commitment from the Alphabet Network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Original series creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason and executive producer Harry Thomason are behind the new multi-cam series, which will “follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm.”

“I’m very excited to be working with ABC,” Bloodworth Thomason tells THR. “And Sony
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‘Designing Women’ Revival Lands At ABC

‘Designing Women’ Revival Lands At ABC
ABC has given a script commitment to what is described as a “sequel” to the classic 1990s sitcom Designing Women, with the series’ original creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason heading the new iteration, Deadline has confirmed. The previously announced project had been in the works at original series producer Sony Pictures TV, which also is producing the new version.

The series, which ran from September 29, 1986, until May 24, 1993, centers on the lives of four women and one man working together at an Atlanta interior design firm. Designing Women starred Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart, Delta Burke, Meshach Taylor, Alice Ghostley, Julia Duffy, Jan Hooks and Judith Ivey.

Written by Bloodworth Thomason, the sequel will follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm, but still with the same razor-sharp dialogue and ability to cut through the political, cultural, and social
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‘Designing Women’ Sequel Heads to ABC With Script Commitment

The “Designing Women” sequel has found its home. ABC has handed out a script commitment to the project from Sony TV and original series creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

The project is described as a “sequel” to the CBS comedy. Bloodworth Thomason will write the script and executive produce alongside her husband, Harry Thomason.

The “Designing Women” sequel is a multicamera comedy, just like the original, and will follow the next generation of Sugarbaker women with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm.

Also Read: 'Designing Women' Reboot in the Works at Sony

Sources told the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported news of the deal, that original cast members will occasionally stop by the new show, should it be picked up to series at ABC.

Designing Women” ran for seven seasons on CBS, before concluding on
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'Designing Women' TV Sequel Lands at ABC (Exclusive)

Designing Women just took a big step closer to its TV return.

Twenty-five years after wrapping its seven-season run, ABC has handed out a script commitment to what is being billed as a "sequel" to the CBS comedy from original series creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason and executive producer Harry Thomason.

The new Designing Women — which is a multicamera comedy like its predecessor — will follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm. The new take will still have the same razor-sharp dialogue and ability to cut ...
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President and Mrs. Obama In Talks To Produce Series For Netflix — Report

ObamaFlix? According to a New York Times report, former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are in talks with Netflix to produce programming for the streaming service.

Nothing is official, and Netflix couldn’t be reached for comment on the news. But the New York Times pointed out that the Obamas don’t plan to use the shows to comment on the Trump Administration or politics, but rather, to explore important subjects near to their heart.

“In one possible show idea, Mr. Obama could moderate conversations on topics that dominated his presidency — health care, voting rights, immigration, foreign policy, climate change — and that have continued to divide a polarized American electorate during President Trump’s time in office,” the newspaper wrote. “Another program could feature Mrs. Obama on topics, like nutrition, that she championed in the White House. The former president and first lady could also lend their brand
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How Hillary Clinton Beat Donald Trump Using Hollywood at the DNC

How Hillary Clinton Beat Donald Trump Using Hollywood at the DNC
The Man From Hope,” the 17-minute film that presented Bill Clinton to the Democratic National Convention, was big news in 1992. Produced by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason, the couple behind the hit TV series “Designing Women,” the short became the subject of innumerable long articles in major publications.

This year, the filmmakers behind the highest-grossing movies of all time also directed videos featured at the DNC. J.J. Abrams assembled the two-minute preamble to Michelle Obama’s speech, James Cameron contributed a 5-minute piece on the urgency of fighting climate change. Both left the media unrippled: Frankly, there was just too much competition.

Broadway luminaries filled the Wells Fargo Center’s stage for a rendition of “What the World Needs Now,” addressed to victims of gun violence, and the grace with which more than three dozen singers shared two microphones felt like socialism in action. Dozens more turned up in “Our Fight Song,
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Deal! Pick Up Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet', 'Moulin Rouge!' and 'Australia' on Blu-ray for Cheap

This week Amazon has a trio of Baz Luhrmann Blu-rays on sale for cheap to where you can buy the bundled set of Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and Australia for only $19.99 just by clicking here. Each comes with a wide assortment of features. To buy any of these individually is going to cost you a minimum of $14.82 so the deal is significant. Additionally, Amazon is offering a second, music-inspired Blu-ray collection that includes Harry Thomason's Hank Williams story The Last Ride, the Oscar-winning Johnny Cash feature Walk the Line starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, the Oscar-winning Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges and Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz for $29.99. Just click here to pick up that one. For even more Blu-ray deals at Amazon click here.
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Exclusive: Henry Thomas Talks The Last Ride

Exclusive: Henry Thomas Talks The Last Ride
Henry Thomas discusses playing music icon Hank Williams in The Last Ride, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD

Henry Thomas captured America's heart as Elliott in the 1982 classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and he hasn't stopped working since. He starred in one of my personal childhood favorites, Cloak and Dagger, and in notable films such as Valmont, Legends of the Fall, Suicide Kings, All The Pretty Horses, Gangs of New York, Dear John, and many more. The actor returns to play music icon Hank Williams in The Last Ride, currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. Set just days before the country singer passed away, this drama is based on the true story of a young man (Jesse James) hired to drive Hank to a series of concerts over the New Year's Eve holiday, and the bond that formed between these very different men. I recently had the chance to speak with
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Last Ride

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013

Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $29.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

2012 biography movie The Last Ride is inspired by the final days of American music icon Hank Williams.

Henry Thomas (Dear John) plays singer-songwriter Williams, country music’s original bad boy. In the late 1940s, he quickly rose to super-stardom but had made a wreck of his life.

At the end of 1952, Williams was on his way to a couple New Year’s shows in West Virginia and Ohio and hired a local kid (Jesse James, Jumper) to drive him from Montgomery, Ala., so he could make things right in his life.

The drama film, which features new versions of Williams’ songs, is directed by Harry Thomason, stepping out from TV for the first time in 33 years.

Rated PG-13, The Last Ride was screened in a handful of theaters, making the DVD and Blu-ray its biggest release.
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2012 San Antonio Film Festival: Official Lineup

The 18th annual San Antonio Film Festival will run for a solid week, June 18-24, at several locations around the city and will feature, as it always does, an expansive and impressive lineup of documentaries, thrillers, dramas and a ton of short films.

The fest kicks off on the 18th with the Canadian culture clash comedy French Immersion, directed by Kevin Tierney, followed by a block of homegrown short films from all over the great state of Texas. The next night’s programming, the 19th, pays tribute to San Antonio’s neighbors to the south with two feature films from Mexico, the drama Burros by Odin Salazar Flores and the documentary Die Standing Up by Jacaranda Correa, as well as a block of short films.

Some of the feature-length documentaries include Stephanie Hubbard’s Christian theme park quest Bible Storyland (watch the trailer); James Lane’s expose of the Oklahoma
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Obama Campaign To Release Documentary

Obama Campaign To Release Documentary
Washington — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign plans to release a 17-minute documentary next week about his first term in office.

Campaign manager Jim Messina says the documentary was directed by Davis Guggenheim, whose credits include the Academy Award-winning, "An Inconvenient Truth," about Al Gore's global-warming campaign.

Messina says the documentary will, in his words, "put into perspective the enormous challenges that the nation faced when the president took office and the strides we've made together."

Campaigns frequently release documentary films to reach voters and amplify the narrative of a candidate's message. In 1992, TV producers Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason helped create "The Man From Hope," a campaign biography of Bill Clinton.
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Obama Campaign To Release Documentary

Obama Campaign To Release Documentary
Washington — President Barack Obama's re-election campaign plans to release a 17-minute documentary next week about his first term in office.

Campaign manager Jim Messina says the documentary was directed by Davis Guggenheim, whose credits include the Academy Award-winning, "An Inconvenient Truth," about Al Gore's global-warming campaign.

Messina says the documentary will, in his words, "put into perspective the enormous challenges that the nation faced when the president took office and the strides we've made together."

Campaigns frequently release documentary films to reach voters and amplify the narrative of a candidate's message. In 1992, TV producers Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason helped create "The Man From Hope," a campaign biography of Bill Clinton.
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PBS Talks Covering Presidential Races: TCA

TCA: PBS Chief Paula Kerger Plays Defense Over Programming TCA: PBS Unveils Premiere Dates, New Antiquing Competition Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage. What’s a liberal political activist Hollywood producer to do when the sitting president is a Democrat and the big news is dueling Republican hopefuls? Deadline asked producer Harry Thomason at today’s TCA in Pasadena, which focused on PBS. “I think it is well-known that most people in Hollywood are left-leaning,” said Thomason, who was here to participate on a panel about the miniseries Clinton. “They are concerned with getting Obama re-elected, and that means doing whatever they have to do.” Two decades ago, Thomason and wife Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (Designing Women) were Hollywood’s premiere FOBs – that is, Friends of Bill Clinton. The producers advised Clinton on his media image and produced The Man from Hope campaign film that was shown at the 1992 Democratic National Convention.
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Sarah Palin To Unveil Biopic In Late June To Catapult Her To Gop Presidential Frontlines

HBO's Sarah Palin-John McCain movie Game Change, with Julianne Moore playing the former Alaska governor, has competition from a feature film that will get to the screen first. It's the biopic Undefeated authorized by Palin, made by conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon (Generation Zero celebrating the Tea Party movement, and In The Face Of Evil lionizing President Reagan), and set to premiere in late June in Iowa and then other early presidential primary states like New Hampshire and South Carolina and Nevada. Then the film will eventually release into between 50 and 100 markets nationwide. It may also have a DVD life since there are preliminary discussion about purchasing copies of the film from Bannon to distribute as gifts to SarahPAC donors. And Bannon is counting on a video-on-demand deal. Partisan filmmaking is a long tradition of recent presidential campaigns but usually as brief documentaries shown at  Democratic National Conventions,
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Ron White to star in USA comedy that I pictured Josh Holloway in. (Two very different shows.)

Ron White to star in USA comedy that I pictured Josh Holloway in. (Two very different shows.)
USA has picked up a half-hour comedy, Driven, penned by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (Designing Women, Evening Shade, Hearts Afire). Blue Collar comedian Ron White is set to star as “an out-of-work Austin, Texas, resident who launches a limo business,” Variety reports. How did I picture Lost’s Sawyer in this role? Well, I’d just heard the one-line synopsis and thought flannel, jeans, cowboy boots, scruff, smarmy guy hitting on/scamming his passengers — Josh Holloway.

Reading the fine print, I do concede that Ron White is a better fit for a comedy to be exec produced by Bloodworth and her husband,
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Get Ready for Some Sitcom Action on USA

USA Network is going the laffer route, having picked up a half-hour comedy script from Linda Bloodworth. Titled “Driven” from Universal Cable Prods., skein is about an out-of-work Austin, Texas, citizen who turns his focus to launching a limousine business. Bloodworth will exec produce with husband Harry Thomason. Show will star stand-up comedian and Texas native Ron White, who is best know for his participation on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118019868.html?categoryId=14&cs=1
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USA Network Dips Its Toes In Half-Hour Comedy With Linda Bloodworth's 'Driven'

USA Network is looking to re-enter the half-hour comedy arena with its first script deal for a half-hour project in more than a decade. The network has put in development Driven, a single-camera comedy from Designing Women creator Linda Bloodworth. The project stars comedian Ron White as a guy who, after losing his job, starts a limo service. Bloodworth will write the script and will executive produce the project with her husband, long-time collaborator Harry Thomason. USA’s president of original programming Jeff Wachtel said the network had been looking to expand its programming beyond its signature hourlong comedies.“We’ve had a great [...]
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Kaley Cuoco Jumps Aboard I Hop

Kaley Cuoco Jumps Aboard I Hop
It's still happening. I Hop, the live-action / CGI chimera from Alvin and the Chipmunks director Tim Hill, is headed your way. We already knew James Marsden was involved, and that Russell Brand was on voice duties. And the latest addition to the cast is Kaley Cuoco, best known as Penny, the hottie-across-the-hall from Big Bang Theory. Suddenly we're almost inclined to give I Hop a chance. But not quite.It's not Cuoco's first movie, but it's her first "significant" film role since Big Bang hit. She'll be playing the sister of James Marsden's slacker loser Fred; taking him in after their parents kick him out, and finding herself also saddled with Brand's Easter Bunny Jnr, following his accidental injury by Fred.It's very difficult to get excited. But disappointed Penny fans might console themselves with the news that Cuoco also has a small role in Harry Thomason's indie drama The Last Ride,
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