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Paddy Chayefsky

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  • ‘Network’: TCM salutes Sidney Lumet, the actors’ director

     
    TCM will salute Sidney Lumet with four of his films on Thursday and a "Private Screenings" interview that Robert Osborne conducted with the director in 2005. The schedule: "12 Angry Men" at 8 p.m. "Private Screenings: Sidney Lumet" at 10 p.m. "The Hill"...
  • JetBlue's Steven Slater: What's the right pitch for his TV movie?

     
    How do you pitch a TV movie about Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who's become a folk hero after he cussed out a rude passenger, grabbed some beer and jumped down an emergency slide at JFK on Sunday? His......
  • Ernie Borgnine–the next Betty White?

     
    He's got a funny supporting role in the all-star spy actioner RED, opening in Oct. He's slated to be in Orlando for the FXShow convention in mid October, too. And in January, Ernest Borgnine, Oscar winner, will be honored by the Screen Actor's Guild at...
  • Award-winning director Sidney Lumet dies

    Award-winning director Sidney Lumet dies
    Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died. He was 86. Lumet's death was confirmed Saturday by Marc Kusnetz, who is the husband of Lumet's stepdaughter,...
  • With 'A Catered Affair,' Porchlight looks to a new era

    With 'A Catered Affair,' Porchlight looks to a new era
    In this season of artistic change at several Chicago theaters, the Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago is next up at bat. Under its former artistic director, L. Walter Stearns (who now runs the Mercury Theater on Southport Avenue), Porchlight staged...
  • Betsy Blair dies at 85; actress appeared in 'Marty'

    Betsy Blair dies at 85; actress appeared in 'Marty'
    Betsy Blair, an actress best remembered for playing the shy schoolteacher who meets Ernest Borgnine's lonely Bronx butcher at the Stardust Ballroom in the 1955 movie "Marty," has died. She was 85. Blair, who was blacklisted in Hollywood in the 1950s...
  • Lou Jacobi dies at 95; character actor

    Lou Jacobi dies at 95; character actor
    Lou Jacobi, an actor who was known for comic roles and won praise in dramatic ones over a long career in the theater and movies, including Woody Allen's "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex" and Barry Levinson's “Avalon,” has died....
  • White House vs FOX News: War in review

     
    by Mark Silva and updated After a week at "war'' with the FOX News Channel, the White House maintained today that it really isn't too concerned about what FOX says about the administration - and also gave new, high-level......
  • 'Sopranos' creator David Chase to receive WGA award

    'Sopranos' creator David Chase to receive WGA award
    David Chase, creator of "The Sopranos," will be given a lifetime achievement award by the Writers Guild of America, West. Chase, who previously worked on such series as "The Rockford Files," "I'll Fly Away" and "Northern Exposure," will be presented with...
  • Competitors no match for 'South Pacific's' visual sweep

    NEW YORK—The harmonic Seabees warbling "There is Nothing Like a Dame" at the start of Bart Sher's Lincoln Center revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" include whites and African-Americans. Nothing unusual there. It took decades, but...
  • 'Catered Affair' brings post-war life to Broadway

    The new Broadway musical "A Catered Affair" is another cinematic adaptation set in the 1950s, but one in which everyone is too terminally depressed to cry. Based on the 1956 Richard Brooks movie "The Catered Affair" (penned by the formidable duo of...
  • Drama Desk drafts "A Catered Affair"

    Drama Desk drafts "A Catered Affair"
    Against the backdrop of the recent resignation of one of the seven journalists on the nominating committee, (CLICK HERE) arrived the announcement of those in contention for the 53rd annual Drama Desk Awards earlier this week. Seemingly in answer to the...