Patty Jenkins To Direct ABC Drama Pilot ‘Betrayal’

By | Friday February 1, 2013 @ 6:24pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Monster director Patty Jenkins, who helmed the pilot for AMC’s mystery drama The Killing, is back on pilot directing duty with ABC‘s drama Betrayal. Written by David Zabel, Betrayal is a serialized drama … Read More »

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Patty Jenkins To Direct Second Season Finale Of AMC’s ‘The Killing’

By | Friday March 30, 2012 @ 5:08pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Patty Jenkins, who directed the pilot for AMC’s mystery drama The Killing, is back to helm the pivotal second season finale, which will resolve the two-season-long murder mystery that started in the pilot episode and will finally answer the … Read More »

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Director Patty Jenkins Exits Marvel’s ‘Thor 2′

By | Tuesday December 6, 2011 @ 3:48pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Director Patty Jenkins is leaving Thor 2. Best known for directing Charlize Theron to an Oscar in Monster and the pilot of AMC’s The Killing, Jenkins had been set to helm the film in late September. I’m told … Read More »

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TOLDJA! Patty Jenkins Confirmed As ‘Thor 2′ Director

By | Thursday October 13, 2011 @ 1:03pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Deadline broke the news when Patty Jenkins was the surprise choice to direct Chris Hemsworth in Thor 2, and Marvel has just confirmed that her deal closed. Jenkins, who directed Charlize Theron in her Oscar-winning Monster performance, also directed the pilot of the AMC series The Killing. Still, she … Read More »

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Marvel Mulls ‘Monster’ Helmer Patty Jenkins For ‘Thor 2′

By | Thursday September 22, 2011 @ 9:04am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Studios is getting close to naming a director for Thor 2, and I’m hearing they might go with a surprise: Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Charlize Theron to an Oscar in Monster, and also for directing the … Read More »

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EMMYS: Drama Series Director Handicap

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s 2011 Emmy coverage. Here’s his scorecard assessing the Outstanding Drama Series Director race.

Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
“Pilot”

Why He Was Nominated: What, are you kidding? Had Martin Scorsese not been nominated for having directed the pilot of HBO’s Prohibition-themed mob epic Boardwalk Empire, the embarrassment would have been never-ending. The legendary director has eight Oscar nominations (and a lone win in 2007 for The Departed) to his credit along with three Emmy noms (including three this year). Most important, he’s Martin Scorsese. That’s really all you need to know.
Why He Has To Win: For so many reasons. Start with the fact that, of Scorsese’s five previous Emmy noms, he won none. There’s an oversight that the TV Academy seemingly needs to correct. He’s coming off of a DGA Award triumph for Boardwalk. He’s a universally revered filmmaker and human being. And the competition, while it includes a fellow Oscar winner, isn’t overwhelming. Of course, even if it were, it wouldn’t matter. As one series director told me, “There are a lot of things I can imagine, but Martin Scorsese losing here isn’t one of them.”
Why He Can’t Possibly Win: This would only be possible had Scorsese’s name inadvertently been omitted from the voting ballot. There is a slight possibility that the Boardwalk vote could be split given the fact there are a pair of nominees, but probably not. The fact the series premiere happened a year ago also could lose him a few votes. But not many. Read More »

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