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.
THE RETURNED zombies are unlike any other group of undead people – they’re French and fashionable. Peter Jackson’s zombies in “Dead Alive” are not quite as disciplined (or attractive), but they are from New Zealand. Who will win this showdown?
“28 Days Later” spreads a contagious virus that can’t be resolved by overuse of Purell. “World War Z” takes that pandemic and turns it into a global problem, with Brad Pitt as our last hope to save the world. Pick your favorite zombie flick!
Even more groundbreaking than the rom-com is the zom-com – those zombie movies that make us laugh so hard at other people struggling to survive in a world where their faces could be eaten at any moment. “Shaun of the Dead” vs. “Zombieland,” which one wins?
Welcome back as we attempt to answer the hotly debated question once and for all: which was the best cast of “Law & Order”?
We grow attached to TV characters. It just happens. Especially when they’re on a show we love—even when we hate them, it’s damn hard to say goodbye. So we’re letting ourselves indulge in a little “what if” therapy with our top characters we’d bring back from the dead.
If you had to be attacked and possibly consumed by any group of zombies from TV or film, which would you choose? Since we’re so sure that’s the one question on everyone’s minds at all times, we decided to pit our favorite zombies against each other and let you decide your fate.
Your favorite French zombies are making a return to SundanceTV, with the Season 1 marathon airing Novemeber 2 at Noon/11c. We invite old fans and new to save the date with your couch, and check out our fittingly eerie list of marathon prerequisites (quizzes, behind the scene photos and more!) to get ready for the revival of what critics have hailed as an “achingly beautiful” series.
Your judgment can change when you have a month instead of a week to make a difference.
SundanceTV has the world premiere of its newest original mini-series ONE CHILD on December 5th and 6th at 9 PM ET/PT. The four-hour series stars Katie Leung (“Harry Potter”), features Emmy® nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins (“Weeds”) and Donald Sumpter (“Game of Thrones,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) and airs as a two-night special event.
“The Walking Dea” is back for Season 5 and better than ever. To mark the return of the series, SundanceTV is giving fans the chance to win a Rick Grimes action figure.
Can’t wait for THE RED ROAD Season 2? Keep up with the stars’ other big and small screen projects in the meantime.
Can’t get enough of THE HONORABLE WOMAN? Keep up with the stars throughout their upcoming big and small-screen projects.
If you’ve been following along, we’ve been (scientifically) trying to determine the “golden season” of “Law & Order”once and for all. We’ve already recapped seasons 1-10, and now we’re looking for a winner from seasons 11-20. By the second decade of “Law & Order” no one remains from the original cast, but many of the fan favorites are going strong. Jack McCoy and Anita Van Buren anchor their respective domains, and Briscoe and Green stick around for a while. Did “Law & Order” age like fine wine? This is the week to decide! Next week we’ll have the final face-off between the top seasons of all 20 years.
Issues. There are a lot that can be found in this episode, from staff to student, that reflect today’s educational system.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN’s costume designer Edward K. Gordon talks about the challenges in dressing a character as complex as Nessa Stein, which designers she wore and the secret to “getting the Stein style.”
Q: Some of your past credits include Skins and Secret Diary of a Call Girl – projects that have very different feel from THE HONORABLE WOMAN. What have been some of the best practices you’ve carried over from project to project? What are some of your initial steps when embarking on a new project?
A: For me, the work always starts with the script. If I am lucky enough to be presented with a great script, with characters that I believe/relate to my job, it is easy and all I have to do is honor the writing. Although I have done a varied body of work through my career, I bring the same aesthetic dogma with me to all my work. My ambition is always to present characters on screen in a way that might not be quite what people were expecting. I really believe in the power of clothes to help tell a story, and I am fortunate to work in a visual medium. With each great new character I try to create a look that is distinctive and unique to that person—although grounded in reality and truth there is always a slightly aspirational look to the way I dress people. Just to mix things up even more, the next job I’m doing is War and Peace for the BBC and Harvey Weinstein!
Q: Looking to the pilot episode, that initial green-cheetah print dress is definitely a statement piece—especially when you consider the juxtaposition Nessa’s character has against the rest of the cast. What motivated that style choice? The dress also seemed to linger though the episode, as Nessa simply didn’t change her clothes—can you speak to that?
Law & Order: the show that launched a thousand spinoffs aired for an even twenty seasons, from 1990 to 2010. Twenty years with an ensemble cast and six main characters means there was a bit of a revolving door as characters (and actors) came and went. Some of the cornerstones stuck it out for the long haul, like S. Epatha Merkerson’s Lt. Anita Van Buren, Sam Waterston’s Jack McCoy, Stephen Hill’s DA Adam Schiff, and of course, Jerry Orbach, who continued to play Detective Lennie Briscoe up until his death. But even one new character changed a cast’s chemistry from year to year. There’s much debate on which is the “golden season” that strikes the perfect blend, but we’re here to put that to rest once and for all.
Chuck D (Public Enemy) introduced the students of DREAM SCHOOL: NYC to Urban Word to open up their eyes to the power of finding their own voice. Scout was particularly moved by the assignment, and the result landed her a performance at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City’s East Village. Read the poem from her performance and watch the clip below.