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Scribes behind six of the season’s most unusual scripts — including Jordan Peele, Aaron Sorkin, Darren Aronofsky, Anthony McCarten, Emily V. Gordon and Fatih Akin — reveal the struggles and satisfactions of bringing their words to the screen (“Rule number one: Don’t bore an audience”) and say nothing is off limits (even porn).
Viewers can watch the roundtable discussions Sundays on SundanceTV as part of the cable channel’s original nonfiction series, Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter, produced in partnership with THR. Come back to THR.com on Mondays after the shows air for the full, uncensored discussion online.
The fifth of seven episodes — the Writer Roundtable — aired Sunday, Feb. 18. For subsequent episodes, tune in every Sunday at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on satellite (channel 557 on DirecTV and 126 on Dish nationwide), and at 10 a.m. ET/PT on cable (channel 625 on Spectrum/TWC in L.A., 94 in NYC).
The filmed roundtable panels feature this year’s top filmmakers including directors, actors and actresses, producers, screenwriters, and cinematographers. Guests will discuss everything from their individual projects to their craft and true stories from the business. The panels will present thoughtful, informative takes on the film and television industry today.
The complete schedule for the season is as follows:
Sunday, Jan. 21: Director Roundtable
Sunday, Jan. 28: Actor Roundtable
Sunday, Feb. 4: Actress Roundtable
Sunday, Feb. 11: Producer Roundtable
Judd Apatow (The Big Sick)
Jason Blum (Get Out)
Eric Fellner (Darkest Hour, Baby Driver, Victoria and Abdul)
Amy Pascal (The Post, Molly’s Game)
Seth Rogen (The Disaster Artist)
Ridley Scott (All the Money in the World, Blade Runner 2049)
Sunday, Feb. 18: Writer Roundtable
Sunday, Feb. 25: Cinematographer Roundtable
Sunday, March 4: Actors Live Roundtable
Sundance TV’s HD Channels (for national providers):
AT&T U-verse 1798
Verizon FIOS 735
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