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December 9, 2017   •  Category: "A Wrinkle in Time", "Big Little Lies", "Untitled Morning Show TV Project", Articles & Interviews, Awards & Nominations, Career, Gallery Updates, Media Alerts, News & Gossip, ProducingComments Off on The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment Power 100

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women In Hollywood feature was released this week, which included their Power 100 list – Reese was of course featured within it! Read their brief interview with her below and find a scan from the magazine in our Gallery. The special collectors issue is on sale now and has Jennifer Lawrence on the cover.

The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment Power 100

Meet the dynamos who rocked Hollywood by creating groundbreaking TV and ‘Wonder’-ful films, scoring piles of awards and historic paydays and making room for more women to rise as the industry’s dark side was brought to light (thanks in part to three pioneers on this list) in a watershed that has already changed entertainment — and the world. Take that, Harvey!


HOW THR PICKS THE POWER 100
This year’s list spotlights 16 standout industry leaders who dominated the 2017 entertainment and media landscape and groups the rest by their role in the Hollywood ecosystem — from the film forces (working mostly on the big screen) to the reps (agents, et al). Honorees are listed alphabetically within each category.

Reese Witherspoon
Actor, producer

CATEGORY Power Squad

Witherspoon scored big in 2017 with HBO’s acclaimed Big Little Lies (she starred and produced), for which she and fellow producer Nicole Kidman won an Emmy for outstanding limited series. “It showed me that audiences want to see a more accurate depiction of the female experience,” says Witherspoon, who launched her women-focused media brand Hello Sunshine in November 2016. She continues to buy book properties (including deals for A White Lie, with Zendaya attached, and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, in which Witherspoon would also star) and will hit the big screen in March in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time. And in a deal that has Friends fans fawning, she recently sold a new series to Apple in which she’ll star opposite Jennifer Aniston.

Best thing to come out of the Weinstein scandal “Female solidarity.”

How I’ve helped women coming up in Hollywood “Call them, email them, work with them, and support them on social media.”

Hollywood woman I’d switch jobs with for a day Dana Walden

The three guests at my dream dinner party would be “Oprah, Mindy Kaling, Ava DuVernay and my mom.”

I wish men in Hollywood knew “What it feels like to be the only one in the room.”

Last show I binged Catastrophe, Westworld

TV or film character I most identify with “The squirrel in Ice Age constantly chasing an acorn.”

How I’d spend an extra day “Sleep!”

(THR)



December 8, 2017   •  Category: "Big Little Lies", Awards & Nominations, News & GossipComments Off on “Big Little Lies” one of the AFI’s TV Programs Of The Year

Congratulations to the Big Little Lies cast and crew for another accolade – the prestigious American Film Institute has named the show one of their top 10 best of the year!

AFI AWARDS 2017 Official Selections Announced

Each year, AFI recognizes the year’s most culturally and artistically significant films and television programs with AFI AWARDS. An almanac documenting works of excellence that defined the storytelling landscape of the past year, AFI AWARDS is the only national honor for the entertainment community’s creative teams as a whole — recognizing the collaborative nature of the art form.

TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
BIG LITTLE LIES
THE CROWN
FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN
GAME OF THRONES
THE GOOD PLACE
THE HANDMAID’S TALE
INSECURE
MASTER OF NONE
STRANGER THINGS 2
THIS IS US

(AFI.com)



December 6, 2017   •  Category: "Big Little Lies", Awards & NominationsComments Off on “Big Little Lies” receives Critics Choice Awards nominations

Congratulations to Reese and the cast of Big Little Lies for receiving more award nominations for their show – they have received 5 nominations from the Critics Choice Awards today.

The Critics Choice Awards will be broadcast live on The CW on Thursday 11th January from Santa Monica.

Best Limited Series
American Vandal (Netflix)
Big Little Lies (HBO)
Fargo (FX)
Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Godless (Netflix)
The Long Road Home (National Geographic)

Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series
Jessica Biel, The Sinner (USA)
Alana Boden, I Am Elizabeth Smart (Lifetime)
Carrie Coon, Fargo (FX)
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series
Johnny Flynn, Genius (National Geographic)
Benito Martinez, American Crime (ABC)
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies (HBO)
David Thewlis, Fargo (FX)
Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series
Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Regina King, American Crime (ABC)
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Fargo (FX)

(E! Online)



November 26, 2017   •  Category: Awards & Nominations, Draper James, Media AlertsComments Off on SCAD In Conversation with Reese Witherspoon & Draper James

Reese will be making an appearance this coming Thursday to talk about the success of Draper James. Unfortunately the free event has sold out already! We will bring you photos and coverage when they become available…

SCAD In Conversation with Reese Witherspoon & Draper James

Join SCAD in Conversation with Reese Witherspoon, who will recieve the prestigious SCAD Étoile in recognition of her celebrated lifestyle brand, Draper James, and her distinguished contributions to fashion, culture, and design. Created in tribute to her Southern heritage and her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, Draper James is the epitome of contemporary, yet timeless, style.

Étoile – “star in the sky” in French – connotes brilliance, luminosity, and glamour. The SCAD Étoile is a trubute to the biggest and brightest stars of the fashion, style, and design realms, and recognizes trendsetting, innovative leaders for their monumental contributions. Witherspoon joins a highly acclaimed coterie of SCAD Étoile honorees, inclusing Jonathan Adler, Pierre Cardin, Cather Deneuve, Carolina Herrera, and David Yurman.

Date: November 30, 2017 2 P.M.

Location: 173 14th St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

GET TICKETS >>

(SCADShow.com)

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November 14, 2017   •  Category: Hello Sunshine, ProducingComments Off on Zendaya To Star In ‘A White Lie,’ Pitch Package From Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine

Zendaya To Star In ‘A White Lie,’ Pitch Package From Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine

The hot pitch package on the street is A White Lie, an adaptation of the Karin Tanabe novel The Gilded Years. The book is a psychological thriller built around the true story of Anita Hemmings, a light-skinned African-American woman. The daughter of a janitor, she passed as white so she could attend Vassar at the turn of the 20th century. Spider-Man: Homecoming star co-star Zendaya will play Hemmings. Monica Beletsky is writing the script, and Hello Sunshine’s Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter are producing along with Zendaya.

The singer-turned-actress next will be seen co-starring in the Michael Gracie-directed The Greatest Showman, co-starring alongside Hugh Jackman. She will also reprise in the Spider-Man sequel opposite Tom Holland.

Zendaya is repped by CAA and Monster Talent; Withespoon is with CAA and LBI.

(Deadline)



November 9, 2017   •  Category: "Big Little Lies", Pacific Standard, Role RumorsComments Off on Big Little Lies Eyes Spring 2018 Production Start for Season 2; Jean-Marc Vallee not returning

Looks like a season 2 of Big Little Lies is happening! Reports are stating that filming on the second season will start next year, but that original director Jean-Marc Vallee will not return (he has previously been clear that he would not return):

Big Little Lies Eyes Spring 2018 Production Start for Season 2

It’s amazing how a crate full of Emmys can hasten the development process. Case in point: A second season of Big Little Lies is poised to become a reality (much) sooner than later.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that HBO is eyeing a Spring 2018 production start for the female-driven phenom, which snagged eight Emmy statues in September, including for Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Nicole Kidman. As recently as two weeks ago, Big Little Lies EP/writer David E. Kelley strongly intimated to TVLine that a second season was nearing the scheduling stage.

“We’re kicking around ideas and trying to lasso the talent [and] get the band back together,” he shared. “It’s just a lot of logistical things. But I’m optimistic because everyone wants to do it. We feel we still have storytelling to do. No decision has been made yet, but we’re hopeful. Where we left it, I felt like it did open the opportunity for a lot more storytelling.”

An HBO rep declined to confirm anything about a potential second season.

Even before Big Little Lies triumphed at the Emmys, HBO asked Liane Moriarty — whose novel the miniseries was based on — to “take a crack at” coming with with a story for a potential second season. Kidman and fellow leading lady/EP Reese Witherspoon both expressed interest in keeping the franchise going, and director Jean-Marc Vallée — who initially balked at doing a sequel — now wants in. “It’d be great to reunite the team and to do it,” Vallée said backstage at the Emmys. “Are we going to be able to do it, altogether? I wish. We’ll see.”

(TV Line)

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November 9, 2017   •  Category: "Big Little Lies", Pacific Standard, Role RumorsComments Off on ‘Big Little Lies’: Reese Witherspoon Clears Way for Season 2, Exits ‘Pale Blue Dot’

‘Big Little Lies’: Reese Witherspoon Clears Way for Season 2, Exits ‘Pale Blue Dot’

Reese Witherspoon has dropped out of Noah Hawley’s Fox Searchlight film “Pale Blue Dot,” clearing the way for a second installment of HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”

A spokesperson for HBO did not confirm any information regarding “Big Little Lies” season 2.

Witherspoon had been attached to star in and produce “Pale Blue Dot” since 2015. Hawley, creator of FX’s “Fargo” and “Legion” came aboard last year to direct the film. based on the original spec script by Brian C. Brown and Elliott DiGuiseppi. The story follows a successful female astronaut who, after coming back home from a mission in space, starts to unravel when confronted by her seemingly-perfect American dream life. The story explores the theory that astronauts who spend long periods of time staring at the Earth from space begin to lose their sense of reality when they return home.

But Hawley’s busy schedule meant that production had to begin early next year. As “Big Little Lies” season two comes into focus, the task of managing multiple in-demand stars’ schedules made the same period the most likely window for work to begin on a second season.

TVLine reported Thursday that HBO is eyeing spring 2018 for production on a second “Big Little Lies” season.

“Big Little Lies” won eight Primetime Emmy Awards in September, tying Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” for the second most awards behind “Saturday Night Live.” Based on the novel by Liane Moriarty, “Big Little Lies starred Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley. It tells the intersecting stories of multiple women living in the coastal California community of Monterey.

HBO has repeatedly declined to confirm whether a second season of “Big Little Lies” is in the works. Speaking backstage at the Emmys in September, Moriarty was asked about a possible season 2. ““I’m thinking about it,” she said. “It’s a beautiful possibility.”

(Variety)



November 6, 2017   •  Category: "A Wrinkle in Time", Career, Other Projects, Producing, Video UpdatesComments Off on Reese talks to Entertainment Tonight about “A Wrinkle In Time” & WSJ Award

Reese spoke to Entertainment Tonight at the recent Wall Street Journal Innovators Awards, and talked about the award she was receiving that night, and Ava Duvernay and A Wrinkle In Time:











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Current Projects
Sing (2016)
Role: Rosita (voice)
Genre: Animated musical comedy
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Big Little Lies (2017)
Role: Madeline
Genre: HBO TV Series - Drama
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Home Again (2017)
Role: Alice
Genre: Romantic Comedy
In US cinemas now
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A Wrinkle In Time (2017)
Role: Mrs Whatsit
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
To be released March 9th 2018 (US)
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All Is Not Forgotten
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