Day: April 14, 2018

Most of the living cast of SCTV reuniting for Netflix special directed by Martin Scorcese

The five surviving members of SCTV’s original cast, plus Martin Short, will reunite for a Netflix special filming this spring in the United States and Canada. Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara and Dave Thomas also are joining Short for “An Afternoon with SCTV” panel talk, moderated by Jimmy Kimmel, on May 13, 2018, at Elgin Theatre in Toronto. Scorsese will film that talk as part of the as-of-yet-untitled Netflix special retrospective on SCTV. The original SCTV cast, as seen on Canada’s Global network in 1976, also included the late greats John Candy and Harold Ramis. Rick Moranis, Robin...

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Amazon Studios has stopped accepting your TV and movie pitches

If you’re reading this, you’re already too late to submit your script or concept idea to Amazon Studios. Amazon decided to put a stop to its open submission process as of Friday. You used to be able to send scripts and pitches to Amazon Studios for potential development into feature-length movies or television series. Not anymore. “As we have grown and evolved over the last several years, we are making changes to our website and closing our open call for script and concept submissions. As of April 13, 2018, we are no longer accepting submissions. Submissions received will continue to...

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Carol Burnett to receive first-ever Peabody Career Achievement Award

The Peabody Awards, considered the highest honor in television (and based in the University of Georgia’s journalism and mass communication program), have decided to award their first-ever career achievement honor to Carol Burnett. Burnett will be celebrated May 19, 2018, alongside the regular annual recipients of Peabody Awards in New York City.   “Carol Burnett is one of the all-time greats of television comedy. Her wit and talent set the bar for women in entertainment,” said Jeffrey P. Jones, executive director of Peabody. “Suffice it to say there would be no Gilda Radner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus or Tina Fey without...

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