ONE CHILD poster illustrator Marcos Chin discusses unlikely inspirations, TV’s influence on illustration and brightening up NYC’s subways.
RECTIFY writer Kate Powers and series creator Ray McKinnon nabbed a nomination in the Episodic Drama category.
Still bitter that you never got a Hogwarts letter on your eleventh birthday? Don’t worry, it’s perfectly natural. With the Harry Potter personality test, however, us muggles were able to find out which witch or wizard we are.
The Are You A Good Son Or Daughter Personality Test results are in, and the good seed to bad seed ratio is a refreshing surprise.
Game of Thrones’ Donald Sumpter digs into ONE CHILD’s family dynamics, confronting desperate situations and the fearless script of writer Guy Hibbert.
Q: What drew you to the role of Jim Ashley?
I’d worked on a really excellent script by Guy in 1991 (Aimee) and was absolutely delighted to be offered this. Guy is a bold fearless writer who really ‘bites the bullet.’ When you are involved in one of his projects you know you are in something.
ONE CHILD star Katie Leung discusses sympathizing with lead character Mei, her process for getting into the role and her drastic departure from the Harry Potter franchise.
Q: What originally attracted you to ONE CHILD?
A: I knew ONE CHILD would challenge me as an actor in many ways and that audiences would be affected by the story. It’s a rare chance for people to see the emotional struggles of an adoptee and his/her parents. I also fell in love with [writer] Guy Hibbert and [executive producer] Hilary Salmon when we all first met to discuss the project so there was really no reason to say no.
ONE CHILD writer Guy Hibbert discusses the the political and social issues that drive his work, the real life inspiration for his characters and the importance of having Katie Leung in the lead role.
Q: What inspired you to write ONE CHILD?
A: I have a contact, the writer Xue Xinran, and she was the inspiration for that part of the story which is the adopting of girls during the one child policy. These girls were abandoned in the tens of thousands in China as the preferred one child was a boy. The other part of the story is about the corruption of the legal system leading to a sentence of death. I wanted to explore capital punishment. For as long as State executions take place, we need dramas and documentaries to keep on tackling the issue.
ONE CHILD director John Alexander discusses the challenges of creating main land China in London, creating a family out of strangers and how the series has more in common with a period piece than a contemporary drama.
SundanceTV announced today its next original scripted series, BABYLON, a co-production with Nightjack Ltd and Channel 4, will debut on Thu., Jan. 8, 2015 at 10/9c. The six-part comedy-drama is a biting workplace satire set inside a modern police force.
Adopted as a baby from China, college student, Mei, has had a content upbringing as the daughter of professors. When she’s contacted by her birth mother in China, she embarks on a journey of self discovery that is both dangerous and illuminating, testing her bonds to both families. Are you incredibly selfless or are you spoiled? Take this quiz to find.
On Nov. 19 and 20, storycentral DIGITAL’s CEO Alison Norrington in conjunction with SundanceTV’s VP of Digital Media & Marketing Drew Pisarra hosted a two-day lab in which 21 multimedia professionals brainstormed (and eventually pitched) inventively interactive digital ideas around SundanceTV’s THE RED ROAD Season 2, set to premiere in 2015.
Appearing in everything from high-profile literary adaptations to offbeat sci-fi, renowned character actor Donald Sumpter has one of those faces that stick with you. The talented Brit invests wildly different characters with an unmistakable blend of intelligence and intensity all his own.
THE CAPTIVE creators Stuart Hynson Culpepper and Karin Diann Williams discuss the shapeshifting performance of Michael Gladis (“Mad Men”) and what elements combine to make an enduring paranoid thriller.
6 More Questions with “Green Porno: Live On Stage” Star Isabella Rossellini and Writer Jean-Claude Carrière
GREEN PORNO director and star Isabella Rossellini and legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Unbearable Lightness of Being) teamed up to bring the outlandish web series to the stage. Below, the two collaborators further explore what it takes to bring the quirky sex lives of animals out of the bedroom and onto the stage.
Q: Do you have a desire to push the boundaries of what an audience expects from a stage show?
Isabella Rossellini: I wanted the element of surprise, but not of shock. I see myself as a clown, as an entertainer. Basically, this is what I was trying to reach: to entertain people for an hour and fifteen minutes. And if they go away and say, “Oh, well, I learned something also, and that was interesting,” that’s even better. That’s the cherry on the cake. But we didn’t want to be controversial.
Want to have a chance to attend the ultimate RECTIFY insider event? Two lucky winners will each receive two tickets to our Screen Actor’s Guild event on Wed., Nov. 17 at 1PM PST! You’ll have the chance to watch a screening of RECTIFY, see the show’s stars and creators talk in-depth about the series, and meet the cast.
From an alcoholic PTA mother (“Weeds”) to a shady CEO (“How to Get Away with Murder”), ONE CHILD’s Elizabeth Perkins has been stealing scenes all over the TV world as of late, which should come as no surprise to movie lovers. These five memorable film appearances run the gamut from edgy black comedy to family friendly farce.
SundanceTV announced today the greenlight of its next wholly owned original series HAP AND LEONARD. The project is based on the rollicking Joe Lansdale Southern noir book series about an unlikely pair of best friends and martial arts experts who struggle through misadventure to stay on the right side of the law in 1980s East Texas.
There were many famous guest stars to show up on Law & Order, but maybe the most iconic (at least in New York City) were former mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg who starred as, you guessed it, NYC mayors!
Think you know what it takes to be a writer in the entertainment biz? We’ve been stockpiling interviews ranging from comedy influencers to comic book adapters to the writers of the twisted plots of our own SundanceTV dramas. Browse our collection below, and take notes!
I was teaching at a variety of schools in New York City when I caught wind of an interesting opportunity called DREAM SCHOOL that seemed exciting in a number of ways.
Welcome parents, friends and students to the graduation of the DREAM SCHOOL Class of 2014!
Horror movies and TV shows have a long, dark, and symbiotic relationship with underground rock music. Scottish instrumental rockers Mogwai, in particular, have an eerie and cinematic sound perfect for frightful viewing, as is the case with their hauntingly gorgeous score for the hit French horror show “Les Revenants” (THE RETURNED). Here, Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite reveals his favorite horror movie soundtracks and how he’d survive the zombie apocalypse.
The end is always sweet when you can see the change — when you can feel it. The kind of holistic experience DREAM SCHOOL offers works in mysterious ways.
Perception. Often how people see things when not given the full picture is a skewed reality that they can either run with or investigate more.
This is one of the best Ssäm Bar dishes — a staple there since the late-night days and a fine way to dispatch Brussels sprouts in season.