For the First Time, the Daytime Emmy® Nominated Series Will Present the Finale Episode – Actors and Actresses Roundtable – in Front of a Live Audience

NEW YORK – January 03, 2018 – SundanceTV’s original non-fiction series “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter,” produced in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, returns for the second half of its third season on Sunday, January 21st at 10am ET. The season presents seven original episodes – roundtable discussions with directors, actors, actresses, producers, writers, and cinematographers, plus a roundtable with both actors and actresses, filmed in front of a live audience. A full schedule of the season is below.

The new season, with Matthew Belloni, Stephen Galloway and Carolyn Giardina each moderating different roundtable discussions, will include passionate and honest conversations with A-list talent from the year’s most acclaimed films. Guests include Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winners and nominees Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Armie Hammer, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone as well as other industry notables such as Judd Apatow, Guillermo del Toro, Diane Kruger, Jordan Peele, Margot Robbie, Seth Rogen, Aaron Sorkin and more.

Nominated for a Daytime Emmy® in 2017, “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter” represents a continued commitment by SundanceTV to innovative, informative unscripted programming that sheds light on the world of filmed storytelling and popular culture.

The series is executive produced by Matthew Belloni, Stephen Galloway, Jennifer Laski and Lacey Rose from The Hollywood Reporter, Paul Haddad from SundanceTV and produced by Stephanie Fischette from The Hollywood Reporter.

Full schedule of “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter”:

DIRECTORS – January 21st at 10am ET

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Angelina Jolie – First They Killed My Father

Patty Jenkins – Wonder Woman

Joe Wright – The Darkest Hour

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Denis Villeneuve – Blade Runner 2049

ACTORS – January 28th at 10am ET

James Franco – The Disaster Artist

Tom Hanks – The Post

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

John Boyega – Detroit

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

ACTRESSES – February 4th at 10am ET

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound

Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes

Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Jennifer Lawrence – Mother!

Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game

PRODUCERS – February 11th at 10am ET

Judd Apatow – The Big Sick

Ridley Scott – Blade Runner 2049 / All the Money in the World

Amy Pascal – The Post / Molly’s Game

Eric Fellner – Darkest Hour

Seth Rogen – The Disaster Artist

Jason Blum – Get Out

WRITERS – February 18th at 10am ET

Aaron Sorkin–Molly’s Game

Darren Aronofsky – Mother!

Faith Akin – In the Fade

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Anthony McCarten – The Darkest Hour

Emily Gordon – The Big Sick

CINEMATOGRAPHERS – February 25th at 10am ET

Roger Deakins –Blade Runner 2049

Hoyte Van Hoytema – Dunkirk

Janusz Kaminski – The Post

Rachel Morrison – Mudbound

Dan Lausten – The Shape of Water

Robert Elswit – Suburbicon & Roman Israel Esq.

ACTORS/ACTRESSES (Filmed in front of a live studio audience) – March 4th at 10am ET

Bryan Cranston – Last Flag Flying

Armie Hammer – Call Me by Your Name

Diane Kruger – In the Fade

Robert Pattinson – Good Time

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water


About SundanceTV

Since its launch in 1996, SundanceTV has remained true to founder Robert Redford’s mission to celebrate creativity and distinctive storytelling through unique voices and narratives found in the best independent films. From delivering critically acclaimed Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning television featuring some of the world’s most talented creators and performers, to showcasing some of the most compelling and iconic films across genres and generations, SundanceTV is a smart and thought-provoking entertainment destination. SundanceTV is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.; its sister networks include AMC, IFC, BBC America and WE tv. SundanceTV is available across all platforms, including on-air, online at, on demand and mobile.

About The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry’s flagship media brand. With in- depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news. THR won a 2016 Webby Award for best online film and video in the entertainment category and the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the Special Interest category in 2015 and 2016 in addition to a 2015 and 2016 ASME National Magazine Award nomination for Magazine of the Year and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination for its Studio Chiefs Roundtable. Additionally, the brand took home 10 SoCal journalism awards in 2015 and seven in 2016, including Entertainment Journalist of the Year. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall StreetThe Hollywood Reporter and SundanceTV partner to co- produce and broadcast Daytime Emmy Award nominated “Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter,” an original non-fiction series featuring panels with potential Emmy and Oscar nominees. In June 2016, The Hollywood Reporter launched a new feature, the THR 100, ranking the 100 most powerful people in Hollywood. THR‘s platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, a huge social media footprint, and glittery year-round events.


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