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Screen Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, New Director/TV Paradigm, Festival Update, Emmys, Week's Picks

On this week's Screen Talk podcast (available on iTunes), Indiewire critic Eric Kohn and I remember Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams, look at the new director paradigm on television pioneered by Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh in "True Detective" and "The Knick," respectively, talk "Outlander" and Emmys, latest festival news and make our picks of the week.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 15, 2014 1:36 PM
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SCREEN TALK: Soderbergh's 'The Knick,' Why Filmmakers Are Heading for TV, Locarno Film Fest & More

Today on the latest episode of Screen Talk, Indiewire's Eric Kohn and I discuss Steven Soderbergh's Cinemax series "The Knick," what to see and skip this weekend in theaters, the Locarno Film Festival and more.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 8, 2014 11:17 AM
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Career Watch: Will Soderbergh's ‘The Knick’ Cure Clive Owen's Slump? (ABC VIDEO)

For those of you who need the fix of seeing a major movie star class up the joint on pay cable, look no further than Clive Owen as Dr. John Thackery in “The Knick.” The not-for-the-squeamish medical drama, which takes place in the rotten-with-germs Big Apple of the early 20th century and is directed by Steven Soderbergh, premieres on Cinemax August 8.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • August 4, 2014 2:37 PM
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Steven Soderbergh, Frances McDormand, and Mike Nichols Spearhead HBO Projects and TCA Summer Session

Several high-profile HBO projects were announced at this year's TCA Summer Session.
  • By Amy Dawes
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  • July 11, 2014 10:46 AM
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Steven Soderbergh Continues to Stay Busy as Amazon Pilot 'Red Oaks' Gets a Cast

Amazon Studios has announced the cast for "Red Oaks," the Steven Soderbergh-produced comedy set to join the company's third pilot round later this year.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 7, 2014 11:38 AM
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WATCH: Four Teasers Arrive for Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' -- and They're Bloody Enticing

While Steven Soderbergh may be retired from the big screen, he's been hard at work directing all ten episodes of original series "The Knick," starring Clive Owen. Four tantalizing, blood-laced teasers have arrived for the show, which puts a turn-of-the-century spin on the medical drama genre. Check it all out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 4, 2014 2:27 PM
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From Gerwig to Fincher, Film Icons Are Heading to the Small Screen

This week, a handful of prominent filmmakers and actors announced that they will be making their way to the small screen, from Greta Gerwig to David Fincher and more.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 12, 2014 4:21 PM
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Stream This: Five Films Critics and Audiences Should Pay Attention to This Awards Season

Here are five films now streaming that critics and audiences should take a second look at as awards season gets underway.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 3, 2013 7:25 PM
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Indie Film Producer Jon Kilik Challenges Spielberg, Lucas and Soderbergh in IFP Speech

Independent film producer Jon Kilik is having a busy year, with "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" and Spike Lee's "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" coming out in November and December. In a keynote speech at IFP on September 15 in NYC, the prolific producer delivered challenging remarks about the current state of film.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 18, 2013 3:05 PM
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Soderbergh's 'Behind the Candelabra' Will Open France's Deauville American Film Festival

The Deauville American Film Festival, which takes place in northwestern France August 30-September 8, has selected Steven Soderbergh's HBO-produced Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" as the opening night film. The fest will also stage a tribute to producer Gale Anne Hurd.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 2, 2013 1:44 PM
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