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Margo Martindale To Play Lucianne Goldberg In ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ On FX

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Margo Martindale To Play Lucianne Goldberg In ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ On FX
Exclusive: Emmy winner Margo Martindale is set to star as Lucianne Steinberger Goldberg in Impeachment: American Crime Story, the third season of FX’s award-winning limited series franchise, which centers on the sex scandal that rocked the Clinton presidency.

Martindale joins Clive Owen as Bill Clinton, Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones in the limited series, on which Lewinsky serves as a producer. The role of Hillary Clinton is being cast.

Martindale’s Goldberg, a literary agent and author, met Linda Tripp while working on the proposal for the book on the death of Clinton aide Vince Foster. The two women became friends, and in 1997 Goldberg advised Tripp to secretly record former White House intern Lewinsky talking about her sexual relationship with President Clinton. Goldberg mistakenly advised Tripp that it was legal to record phone conversations in Maryland without the consent of the other party.
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‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Casts Clive Owen as Bill Clinton

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‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Casts Clive Owen as Bill Clinton
Clive Owen has been cast as President Bill Clinton in the upcoming third season of “American Crime Story” at FX, Variety has confirmed.

The season will focus on Clinton’s impeachment and the Monica Lewinsky scandal. It was previously announced that Beanie Feldstein will star as Lewinsky, with Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. The role of Hilary Clinton is still being cast. The season will be based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book “A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President.” Production on Season 3 will begin in early 2020 with the premiere slated for Sept. 27, 2020.

Owen was also recently cast in a lead role in the upcoming Apple drama series “Lisey’s Story” opposite Julianne Moore. He previously starred in the Cinemax period drama “The Knick.” Owen was nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actor for
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Clive Owen to Play Bill Clinton on FX’s ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’

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Clive Owen to Play Bill Clinton on FX’s ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’
Clive Owen will play Bill Clinton on the third season of FX’s “American Crime Story,” which will center on Clinton’s impeachment, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

FX did not immediately respond to TheWrap for a request for comment.

Owen joins Sarah Paulson, Beanie Feldstein and Annaleigh Ashford in the series, which is executive produced by Monica Lewinsky. The third season of the anthology “unravels the national scandal that swept up Paula Jones (played by Ashford), Monica Lewinsky (Feldstein) and Linda Tripp (Paulson) as principal characters in the country’s first impeachment proceedings in over a century.”

Also Read: FX President Defends Airing Clinton-Lewinsky 'Impeachment' Series During Election Season

Sarah Burgess writes and will executive produce alongside Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sarah Paulson. Lewinsky will serve as producer on “Impeachment,” as will Feldstein, Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan.
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Clive Owen To Play Bill Clinton In ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ On FX

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Clive Owen To Play Bill Clinton In ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ On FX
Exclusive: Oscar-nominated actor Clive Owen will star as Bill Clinton in Impeachment: American Crime Story, the third season of FX’s award-winning limited series franchise, which centers on the sex scandal that rocked the Clinton presidency.

Owen joins Sarah Paulson, who will play Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein, who will play Monica Lewinsky, and Annaleigh Ashford, who will play Paula Jones in the limited series, on which Lewinsky serves as a producer. The role of Hillary Clinton is currently being cast.

Impeachment is written by Sarah Burgess who executive produces alongside returning Acs team Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Paulson. Feldstein, Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan are also producing. The limited series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s bestselling book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President. Toobin’s 1997 book The Run
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‘Counterpart’ Creator & ‘Jungle Book’ Scribe Justin Marks Inks FX Productions Overall Deal

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‘Counterpart’ Creator & ‘Jungle Book’ Scribe Justin Marks Inks FX Productions Overall Deal
Justin Marks, the creator and showrunner of Starz’s spy series Counterpart, and the screenwriter of Disney’s The Jungle Book and Paramount’s upcoming Top Gun sequel, has signed an overall deal with FX Productions.

The deal, which will see Marks develop new content for the FX network, was unveiled Thursday by Gina Balian and Nick Grad, FX Entertainment’s Presidents of Original Programming.

“Justin is a true creative talent and we feel fortunate to be his partners in supporting his vision of bold and ambitious storytelling,” said Balian.

Marks, whose Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters June 26, 2020, is currently writing the sequel to The Jungle Book, the hybrid CG/live-action pic that grossed nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office for Disney, which now owns FX.

FX recently re-upped its overall deal with Color Force and producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, the executive producers of FX’s American Crime Story, Pose and the upcoming Y.
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Streamer Appetite Stokes Hot Material Market: India Mob Saga ‘The Age Of Vice’ Draws 20 Bids As FX, Fox 21 & Color Force Win

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FX, Fox 21 TV Studios, along with Color Force’s Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, won the rights to the Deepti Kapoor India mob saga The Age of Vice. In what seems to be evidence that the rise of streamers, the blurring of lines between films and TV and the fatigue of recycled IP has created a boom market for sticky books with global appeal, a remarkable 20 bids hit the table. That included seven-figure movie offers from major studios.

Sources said FX and Fox 21 won the deal with a bid in the range of high six figures against $2 million, mighty generous for a television project. The track record of Color Force’s Jacobson and Simpson in book adaptations includes Crazy Rich Asians, The Hunger Games films and most recently The Goldfinch. They collaborate with FX and Fox 21 on the series American Crime Story and Pose.

I have covered book to
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Pete Buttigieg Led Showbiz Fundraising In Latest Quarter; Kamala Harris Still Tops Money Race To Date

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Pete Buttigieg Led Showbiz Fundraising In Latest Quarter; Kamala Harris Still Tops Money Race To Date
Pete Buttigieg again led all other candidates in fundraising from showbiz sources in the most recent quarter, drawing contributions during the period from such figures as Michael J. Fox, Jennifer Garner, Seth MacFarlane and David Mandel.

Buttigieg raised $262,059 during the quarter, edging out Kamala Harris, who raised $230,716, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Joe Biden raised $184,522 during the third quarter, which ended on Sept. 30.

Harris still leads in the Hollywood money race over all, with $1.1 million to Buttigieg’s $922,385 and Bernie Sanders with $605,533.

The figures may not include all entertainment industry contributions. For example, a donor who is an attorney may be classified under a separate category of lawyers. But Crp, which runs the website OpenSecrets.org, is the only group that does a comprehensive analysis of campaign contributions.

Harris’ contributors during the quarter included actor Anthony Anderson and producer Nina Jacobson. Biden’s donors included director Cameron Crowe,
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S.K. Global Makes Mipcom Debut With ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Under Its Belt

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“To me, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh, maybe we should wake up one morning and try something different. How about we try television?’”

John Penotti, producer-financier and co-founder of GreeneStreet, one of New York City’s more long-lived independent film companies — it was acquired in 2013 after 16 years — is explaining just how he ended up at Mipcom for the first time this year. On the surface, it’s logical: He’s co-ceo of S.K. Global, an international studio aiming to create high-end content outside the U.S. for both film and television.

But really, how did one of indie film’s driving forces end up making TV?

“It was more that we find ourselves in television,” he says. “Not by default, but by opportunity.”

The “we” part of the equation is key; Penotti is far from alone. He and his Skg partners — co-ceo Charlie Corwin and co-chairs Sidney Kimmel and
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Nina Jacobson & Brad Simpson Re-Up Overall Deal With FX Productions

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Nina Jacobson & Brad Simpson Re-Up Overall Deal With FX Productions
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, Emmy-nominated executive producers of FX’s series American Crime Story, Pose and the upcoming Y, are extending their partnership with FX Productions. The duo have signed a new four-year overall deal through their company Color Force to continue to develop content for FX.

“Our creative collaboration with Nina and Brad has been rewarding, not just in the rich and growing catalogue of event and signature series they’ve helped produce for FX, but on a personal level as great friends and colleagues,” said John Landgraf, Chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions. “They have a natural instinct for captivating stories and the skill to bring them to life on screen. We are honored to continue our partnership for another four years.”

Under their existing partnership with FX, Jacobson and Simpson serve as executive producers of the critically praised, award-winning limited series franchise, American Crime Story.
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Brad Simpson, Nina Jacobson Sign New Multi-Year Overall Deal With FX

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Brad Simpson, Nina Jacobson Sign New Multi-Year Overall Deal With FX
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson have signed a new multi-year overall deal with FX Productions, the studio said on Thursday. The renewal extends the partnership between FX and the “American Crime Story” duo’s banner Color Force by four years.

Under their existing deal with FX, Jacobson and Simpson executive produce Ryan Murphy’s critically acclaimed limited series “American Crime Story,” with the next installment, “Impeachment,” beginning production in 2020. They also serve as executive producers on “Pose,” which was recently renewed for Season 3 and is nominated for seven Emmys this Sunday. The pair are currently in pre-production on FX’s upcoming small-screen adaptation of the “Y: The Last Man” comic.

“Our creative collaboration with Nina and Brad has been rewarding, not just in the rich and growing catalogue of event and signature series they’ve helped produce for FX, but on a personal level as great friends and colleagues,” John Landgraf,
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Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson Renew FX Overall Deal

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Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson Renew FX Overall Deal
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are keeping their Color Force production banner at FX Productions, with the producers signing a new four-year overall deal with the company.

“Our creative collaboration with Nina and Brad has been rewarding, not just in the rich and growing catalogue of event and signature series they’ve helped produce for FX, but on a personal level as great friends and colleagues,” said John Landgraf, chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions. “They have a natural instinct for captivating stories and the skill to bring them to life on screen. We are honored to continue our partnership for another four years.”

Jacobson and Simpson currently serve as executive producers on the hit FX drama series “Pose,” for which they are nominated for the Emmy for best drama series. In all, Season 1 of “Pose” is nominated for seven Emmy Awards and was recently renewed for a third season.
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Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson Renew Overall Deal With FX Productions

Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson Renew Overall Deal With FX Productions
Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are staying put at the new FX.

The award-winning executive producers behind such massive hits as the American Crime Story franchise have signed a new four-year overall deal with FX Productions — where their company, Color Force, will continue to develop and launch projects for the Disney-owned operation.

"Our creative collaboration with Nina and Brad has been rewarding, not just in the rich and growing catalogue of event and signature series they've helped produce for FX, but on a personal level as great friends and colleagues," FX Networks and FX Productions chairman John ...
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‘The Goldfinch’ Belly-Flop: What Went Wrong at the Box Office

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‘The Goldfinch’ Belly-Flop: What Went Wrong at the Box Office
The scale of “The Goldfinch” opening weekend fiasco overshadowed the reality. Making it a success at the box office was always going to be a long shot for Warner Bros. The adaptation of the Donna Tartt bestseller almost landed in the lowest-20 grossing titles opening in over 2,000 theaters. Its $2.7 million gross ranks with the worst performances ever for a film of its pedigree.

But that pedigree lessened its chances of becoming a hit. With a $45-million budget, a global marketing campaign took the bottom line north of $100 million. With openings in a few countries showing little initial strength, the worldwide theatrical take could struggle to get to $25 million. With Amazon holding streaming rights and a one-third stake, returns to the studio are reduced.

This debacle is bad news for any studio executives pushing for non-franchise content. In five weeks time, Warner Bros. released three original standalones: “The Kitchen,” “Blinded By the Light,
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Jon M. Chu Responds to 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel's Pay-Gap Controversy

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has weighed in on screenwriter Adele Lim's exit from the franchise over pay disparity with co-writer Peter Chiarelli.

In a tweeted paragraph on Monday, Chu wrote that he "stand[s] with Adele" but that "negotiations are tough." When he learned that Lim wasn't pleased with her initial offer to co-pen the sequel, Chu wrote that he, Color Force producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson and Warner Bros. executives attempted to get "to a place of parity between the two writers at a significant number." The director claims that ...
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Co-Writer Adele Lim Departs Sequels Over Pay Disparity

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Co-Writer Adele Lim Departs Sequels Over Pay Disparity
Adele Lim, who co-wrote the “Crazy Rich Asians” screenplay, has exited the planned sequels due to a dispute over pay disparity.

A representative for Lim confirmed her departure from the Warner Bros. projects. The rep declined to comment further. Warner Bros. did not respond to a request for comment.

Crazy Rich Asians,” based on the 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan, follows a young Asian American woman who meets her boyfriend’s parents — and discovers they’re one of the richest families in Singapore. Constance Wu played the lead with Henry Golding as her fiancé and Michelle Yeoh as her future mother-in-law.

John M. Chu directed from the script co-written by Lim and Peter Chiarelli. The romantic comedy was a surprise hit with $238 million in worldwide box office.

Warner Bros. had announced shortly after the film opened that it would develop the next two books in Kwan’s trilogy — 2015’s “China Rich Girlfriend
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FX announces Impeachment: American Crime Story starring Sarah Paulson and Beanie Feldstein

FX has announced that the third season of its anthology series American Crime Story will explore the sex scandal surrounding U.S. President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Based on Jeffrey Toobin’s bestselling book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President, Impeachment: American Crime Story is being written by Sarah Burgess, with Emmy-winner Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson) starring as Linda Tripp and Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart) as Monica Lewinsky.

“FX’s American Crime Story franchise has become a cultural touchstone, providing greater context for stories that deserve greater understanding like the O.J. Simpson trial and saga, and Andrew Cunanan’s tragic crime spree which concluded with the assassination of Gianni Versace,” said FX chief John Landgraf. “This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant,
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FX Boss On “Fun” ‘American Horror Story: 1984’, More ‘Crime Story’ Beyond ‘Impeachment’ & Status Of ‘Feud’

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FX Boss On “Fun” ‘American Horror Story: 1984’, More ‘Crime Story’ Beyond ‘Impeachment’ & Status Of ‘Feud’
American Horror Story: 1984, the latest installment of FX’s horror anthology series, set at a summer camp, is launching next month.

“It’s really fun,” FX Networks chairman John Landgraf told Deadline at TCA.

Having premiered in 2011, Ahs is the longest-running drama series on FX by a mile. But, nine seasons in, it is not showing its age, largely because of executive producer Ryan Murphy’s ability to reinvent the series every season, Landgraf said.

“Every year he comes up with something I’d never seen coming, and I never know what he is going to come up with,” Landgraf said. “Literally, I don’t find out until he calls and says ‘Ok, here is what we are going to do for the next cycle.’ And it always surprises me.”

1984 won’t feature Murphy’s Ahs muse Sarah Paulson as she currently stars in two other Murphy series, Ratched
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Impeachment: American Crime Story: Cast and Details on Clinton Scandal Season

Joseph Baxter Nov 15, 2019

American Crime Story Season 3 will focus on the sex-strewn scandal that led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment.

American Crime Story's third FX anthology iteration will focus on the events pertaining to the U.S. House of Representatives’ October 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton for “high crimes and misdemeanors”; a bellwether media moment in which the serious news cycle merged with pop-culture-proliferated tabloid stories.

Titled Impeachment: American Crime Story, the season – initially planned back in 2017, but temporarily shelved – is now set to arrive in September 2020, showcasing the sordid affair through the eyes of Monica Lewinsky, the young former White House intern who bore the brunt of the media’s scorn as one-half of President Clinton’s Oval Office infidelity. Indeed, now over 20 years removed from the news cycle heyday of the scandal, Impeachment will see Lewinsky involved as a producer, telling her tale in a (post-#MeToo
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FX to increase original programming under new owner Disney

Network chief John Landgraf said that the UK will remain an important production partner for FX.

Us cable network FX is set to increase its output of original programming under new owner Disney but will “remain measured in our approach,” according to network chief John Landgraf.

Introducing FX series including A Christmas Carol (co-produced with the BBC) and Breeders at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press event in Los Angeles, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO Landgraf insisted his network will maintain its “curatorial filter” because ”we believe that the filter of a brand will become even more valuable to
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FX to increase original programming under new owners Disney

Network chief John Landgraf said that the UK will remain an important production partner for FX.

Us cable network FX is set to increase its output of original programming under new owner Disney but will “remain measured in our approach,” according to network chief John Landgraf.

Introducing FX series including A Christmas Carol (co-produced with the BBC) and Breeders at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press event in Los Angeles, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO Landgraf insisted his network will maintain its “curatorial filter” because ”we believe that the filter of a brand will become even more valuable to
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