Amy Adams’ new production company gets first-look deal with HBO, adapting Barbara Kingsolver’s ‘Poisonwood Bible’

Amy Adams’ new production company gets first-look deal with HBO, adapting Barbara Kingsolver’s ‘Poisonwood Bible’

The new company is called Bond Group Entertainment, with Kathleen Clifford set to work as vice president of TV development for the company. Clifford was previously the director of original programming for Starz and prior to that was at Grady Girl Productions, Legendary Entertainment and ICM.

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Kate Winslet to star in and executive produce HBO series ‘Mare of Easttown’

Kate Winslet to star in and executive produce HBO series ‘Mare of Easttown’

Oscar winner Kate Winslet will star in and executive produce the limited series “Mare of Easttown” for HBO, Variety reports. “Mare of Easttown” will be Winslet’s first television role since appearing in 2011 the five-part HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce,” for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

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Naomi Watts to star in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel

Naomi Watts to star in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel

Naomi Watts is the first performer who has been cast in the as-yet-untitled prequel to the HBO smash “Game of Thrones.” The two-time Oscar nominee, whose film credits include “The Impossible,” “21 Grams,” “King Kong,” “Birdman” and “Mulholland Drive” actress will play a character described as “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.”

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Emma Thompson to star as celebrity-turned-politician in HBO and BBC series ‘Years & Years’

Emma Thompson to star as celebrity-turned-politician in HBO and BBC series ‘Years & Years’

Two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (“Saving Mr. Banks”) will play Vivienne Rook, an outspoken celebrity-turned-politician, whose controversial opinions divide the nation. Rory Kinnear (“Peterloo”) has been cast as Stephen Lyons, a financial adviser and the family’s peacekeeper, who is married to Celeste, played by T’Nia Miller (“Marcella”), an ambitious accountant.

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WarnerMedia Launches Company-wide Inclusion Initiative

WarnerMedia Launches Company-wide Inclusion Initiative

Six months after best actress winner Frances McDormand delivered a figurative mic drop at the Oscars by championing the idea of inclusion riders, WarnerMedia – including Warner Bros., HBO and Turner — has announced a company-wide policy outlining its commitment to diversity and inclusion in front of and behind the camera.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Texas’ South By Southwest Festival to showcase women filmmakers; Director’s Guild honors ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ and more; and Mila Kunis receives Harvard’s Hasty Pudding award

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Texas’ South By Southwest Festival to showcase women filmmakers; Director’s Guild honors ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ and more; and Mila Kunis receives Harvard’s Hasty Pudding award

Texas’ South By Southwest Festival to showcase women filmmakers; Director’s Guild honors ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ and more; and Mila Kunis receives Harvard’s Hasty Pudding award

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 confirmed with Andrea Arnold; Disney boasts new $100 million club of women directors; motion picture academy establishes code of conduct in Harvey Weinstein fallout

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 confirmed with Andrea Arnold; Disney boasts new $100 million club of women directors; motion picture academy establishes code of conduct in Harvey Weinstein fallout

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 has been confirmed with Andrea Arnold; Disney boasts new $100 million club of women directors; and the motion picture academy establishes code of conduct in Harvey Weinstein fallout.

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Almost a decade later, ‘Penelope’ still inspires, marks the start of Reese Witherspoon’s producing career

Almost a decade later, ‘Penelope’ still inspires, marks the start of Reese Witherspoon’s producing career

Almost 10 years after its Toronto Film Festival debut, the modern-day fable Penelope seems largely forgotten, but its message continues to resonate; in fact, it feels more relevant than ever. Plus, the movie marks the beginning of Reece Witherspoon’s influential producing career.

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