“How I Met Your Mother” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) wraps up its sixth season of romantic flashbacks with Ted getting cold feet about being a best man. The one grey cloud on the horizon is the well-documented implosion of “Two and a Half Men,” or rather its star and inspiration, Charlie Sheen. CBS liked “Mother” so much that they basically cloned it with “Mad Love” (8:30 p.m., CBS, TV-PG), a lukewarm mid-season vehicle for Sarah Chalke (or at least her hair) that wraps up with Ben and Kate reminiscing. CBS ends its Monday night season a week early. The network continues to dominate the ratings for the night.
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Come midseason, NBC will use its tube current debate, the vote in the same place to present their most ambitious newcomer, Smash, creating a musical.Mr Broadway. Smash mid-season will give us the opportunity to do all these episodes all the time because even be able to produce in advance, Mr. Greenblatt said in a telephone interview Sunday. Greenblatt said one of the elements of the strategy was to offer networks of the most original episodes of the show, fewer repetitions and little or no interruption in the sample series.
When you take Hollywood’s money, there’s more people to answer to, and so far I haven’t had to answer to anybody.". Her friends-on-a-hike film "Old Joy" screened at Sundance in 2006 and was identified with the minimalist "mumblecore" aesthetic. But in reading the journals, the female experience was more monotonous, even trance-like, as they walked across the country for six months. ST. Reichardt reteams with Williams in "Meek’s Cutoff," based on a true story about a pioneer wagon train that gets lost in the Oregon desert.</p><p> "The Western tale through a male perspective has been pretty much covered. But I underestimated the physical side of filmmaking, the marathon element of it. Now I can just talk about being a filmmaker, which is nice.</p><p> </p><p> "I know that gender is still an issue within the larger filmmaking community, because you don’t see many mainstream films directed by women. Following are excerpts.</p><p> -Personal projects</p><p> Foster, 48, was a Disney star before the controversial "Taxi Driver" steered her onto the prestige path that would lead to two best actress awards, for "The Accused" and "The Silence of the Lambs." She directed her first film – the child-prodigy drama "Little Man Tate" – in 1991. A lot of pioneer women did the trek pregnant and gave birth in the back of their wagons and then continued walking the next day.</p><p> "But the films I want to make aren’t necessarily about women. But I’ll never say never about making a movie like my father and my uncle, the kind with lots of explosions or out-of-control trains. In "The Beaver," Foster co-stars as the wife of a depressed toy-company executive, played by Mel Gibson (a close friend with whom she previously worked in "Maverick").</p><p> "My interest in this project was as a director, not an actor. Maybe unconsciously the studio executives still think it’s a big risk to put a woman in a position of responsibility.</p><p> </p><p> "It’s a little easier for me to get directing jobs because I have a track record and have worked on 55 movies with a lot of people, so they know that I know how to make movies. So it’s tempting to declare that the glass ceiling has been shattered.</p><p> Yet for the rest of the summer, there are only two more mainstream films directed by women: the animated sequel "Kung-Fu Panda 2" (May 26) directed by newcomer Jennifer Yuh, and the romance "One Day" (Aug. But the technical means of making and distributing films has changed a lot since I started, and that has leveled the playing field a little bit.</p><p> "I edit my films in my house and there’s no one looking over my shoulder and handing me notes. After the comedy "Home for the Holidays" (1995) it would be another 16 years before she would direct a movie. Fortunately, I knew Mel would be receptive to me acting and directing at the same time, because he has also acted and directed at the same time.</p><p> "It’s crazy that there aren’t more women directors, especially in mainstream movies. 19), from Danish director Lone Scherfig ("An Education").</p><p> Recently we spoke with Foster, Scott and Reichardt about opportunities for women directors. You get very tired very quickly. "Cracks," her debut feature, is a drama about rivalries and repressed sexuality at an English girls’ boarding school in the 1930s.</p><p> "There was always a lot of conversation about film at our dinner table, and I always thought it was very intriguing, so that probably has a lot to do with why I wanted to go into this field.</p><p> "Before I started directing, I did a lot of art department work on commercials and music videos. But he was always just a phone call away if I needed guidance.</p><p> "I’m developing another project that is character based, like this one. My father never told me that. LOUIS – Are women finally welcome in the film-directors club?</p><p> In 2010, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award as best director, for the Iraq war thriller "The Hurt Locker." Then in February, Danish director Susanne Bier won best foreign language film for the pacifism parable "In a Better World."</p><p> In the next two weeks, three more movies by women directors will open: "Cracks," a girls-school drama directed by Jordan Scott; "Meek’s Cutoff," a revisionist Western directed by Kelly Reichardt; and "The Beaver," a midlife crisis dramedy directed by Jodie Foster. Her professional background is as a photographer and director of TV commercials for Prada and Nike. But I make very personal movies that are hard to get off the ground. There are more women directors in independent film, and there are many, many, many more women directors in Europe. I don’t know why it’s that way in the United States. Imagine how fun that would be!"</p><p> -Independent filmmaker</p><p> Like Scott, Reichardt has a background in photography, but she has been directing features in relative isolation since 1994 while also teaching college in upstate New York. Even if I was offered more mainstream, generic movies, it’s just not what I’m interested in.</p><p> "’The Beaver’ is definitely not a mainstream comedy."</p><p> </p><p> -The family business</p><p> Scott, 32, is the daughter of British director Ridley Scott ("Gladiator") and the niece of director Tony Scott ("Unstoppable"). If you get your history through Western movies, you think there was a gunfight on every corner. Her equally austere follow-up, "Wendy and Lucy," starred Michelle Williams as an itinerant woman looking for her lost dog. But as I was looking for someone to play the wife, who was the appropriate age, who you would believe had known Mel for years, I realized it was me. They’re about people outside the power structure, who don’t have the money or whatever it is that allows you to move forward in America.</p><p> "In the ’90s when I was just starting out, there were many women’s film festivals, and every interview I did was about being a woman.