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Snap, NBC Universal To Create Scripted Programming For Snapchat

International Business Times

Snap and NBC Universal have announced a joint venture wherein the companies will produce original scripted shows that will air on Snapchat. The first scripted series is being produced by the Duplass Brothers and episodes will start airing on Snapchat in 2018.

HBO wants to be alone, cancels 'Togetherness'

Los Angeles Times

It appears that HBO would like a little alone time. The network announced Friday that it would not be renewing "Togetherness," created by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass and Steve Zissis, for a third season. "Although we have decided not to proceed with another season of'Togetherness,' we look forward to continuing our strong creative collaboration with the talented Jay and Mark Duplass," HBO said in its official statement regarding the cancellation. Even during an interview, it's difficult to remember that Melanie Lynskey isn't actually your best friend. The New Zealander is genial in conversation, her expressions somehow familiar, a visage seen in her countless television and film roles where Lynskey's often played a confidant trustworthy...

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In January of 2015, Mark and Jay Duplass signed a four-film production deal with Netflix. Later that year, the brothers signed a seven-film deal with indie distributor The Orchard, making them unlikely moguls in the low-budget, high creative freedom world of independent filmmaking and digital distribution. The first film under those deals, Blue Jay, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival a few weeks ago and hits theaters and on-demand services in October. Recent Emmy winner and People v. O.J. Simpson MVP Sarah Pauslon stars alongside Mark Duplass as former high school sweethearts who have a chance encounter in their hometown and spend a night reconnecting. He works building houses, she's married, but they have so many memories built up they can't help but spin back the clock for a while.

The Eagle Rock of 'Togetherness' is a post-hipster L.A. scene

Los Angeles Times

Yes, Randy Newman, from the South Bay to the Valley, from the Westside to the Eastside, everybody loves L.A. these days. In this recurring feature, L.A. Stories, we look at what TV is saying about the City of Angels in 2016. HBO's dearly departed relationship dramedy "Togetherness" wasn't set, like most L.A.-based TV shows these days, in the bearded, barista-infested, gluten-free enclaves of Echo Park, Silver Lake and Los Feliz. This gem of a series, created by multi-hyphenate brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, took place in Eagle Rock, the northeast Los Angeles neighborhood that's the last stop before you hit Pasadena. It's an area shared by young families, artists and people pushed out from the center of the city to more affordable environs.