Graham King To Get CinemaCon’s International Filmmaker Award

Graham King, whose 12-year journey to make Bohemian Rhapsody culminated with four Oscars last month, will receive the International Filmmaker of the Year Award at this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas.The Oscar-winning producer will receive his honor April 1 during the NATO exhibition confab̵...

Deadline | 20.3.2019 0:10:24

Donald Trump Vows To Investigate Facebook, Twitter, TV News Outlets, “Different Shows” In Rose Garden Presser

President Donald Trump and the so-called Trump of the Tropics stood side by side in the Rose Garden of the White House on Tuesday while POTUS attacked Facebook, Twitter, the press, and “different shows,” saying they should be nvestigated for collusion against Republicans.“It seems ...

Deadline | 20.3.2019 0:02:35

Nicolas Cage Joins Alain Moussi In Martial Arts Actioner ‘Jiu Jitsu’ From Dimitri Logothetis

Nicolas Cage has signed on to star in Jiu Jitsu, a martial arts action indie written and directed by Dimitri Logothetis (Kickboxer: Retaliation, the upcoming Kickboxer: Armageddon) based on the comic book of the same title, which Logothetis wrote with Jim McGrath. Alain Moussi (Kickboxer: Retaliatio...

Deadline | 20.3.2019 0:00:46

MMA Alters Faces of Asian Sports Broadcasting

Bruce Lee was ahead of the curve by about four decades when he predicted back in the early 1970s that combat sports would one day take the world by storm. Hong Kong’s favorite son had encouraged his ownstudents tomix up the styles of martial arts they were being trained in — to combine kung fu [R...

Variety | 20.3.2019 0:00:37

Nicolas Cage to Star in Martial Arts Actioner ‘Jiu Jitsu’

Nicolas Cage will star in the martial arts actioner “Jiu Jitsu,” based on the comic book of the same name. The cast will also include Alain Moussi, who stars in the “Kickboxer” franchise. Dimitri Logothetis is producing with Martin Barab and directing from a script he wrote w...

Variety | 20.3.2019 0:00:13

‘Ask Dr. Ruth’: Hulu Revises Premiere Date For Its Sundance Docu Pickup – Update

UPDATED, 4:45 PM: Hulu said today that it has moved back the premiere date for Ask Dr. Ruth by three weeks, from May 10 to June 1. Its theatrical release via Magnolia Pictures remains set for May 3.PREVIOUSLY, November 29: One day after the Ask Dr. Ruth documentary was unveiled as one of the high-pr...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 23:45:54

Chinese, Thai Shingles Pact for Co-Production Fund at FilMart

A deal to establish a 100 million yuan ($14.9 million) co-production fund between China and Thailand was struck at FilMart on Tuesday to help launch TV and film projects that will appeal to Chinese and Southeast Asian audience. The deal that was struck by China’s Poly Film Investment Co., TW Capital...

Variety | 19.3.2019 23:45:47

Kit Harington on How ‘Game of Thrones’ Mirrors Real-World Politics

InVariety‘s March 19 cover story, Kit Harington opens up about the final season of “Game of Thrones” and growing into adulthood as part of the biggest show on television. In a conversation in London in December, Harington opened up about the similarities between the series’ p...

Variety | 19.3.2019 23:40:17

“Kong” Helmer, Jordan Team For Monster Film

“Kung: Skull Island” and “The Kings of Summer” filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts and actor/producer Michael B. Jordan are teaming up for a Detroit-set original monster movie at New Regency and Jordan’s Outlier Society label. A search for a writer is underway with plot details bei...

Darkhorizons | 19.3.2019 23:22:36

Toby Emmerich, Peter Roth & CFO Kim Williams On Warner Bros’ Interim Leadership Team After Kevin Tsujihara’s Exit; Read John Stankey’s Memo

UPDATED with John Stankey memo: WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey sent an internal memo to staffers Tuesday officially naming Toby Emmerich, Peter Roth and Kim Williams as the company’s interim leadership team.“We all recognize that operating day-to-day in this manner will be a little differe...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 23:17:13

Gravitas Ventures Launches SVOD Service Gravitas Movies

Indie distributor Gravitas Ventures on Tuesday launched Gravitas Movies, an ad-free streaming service that will showcase the company’s library of at least 1,000 movies. The price is $4.99 a month for the service, which is available as of today at gravitasmovies.com and via Comcast's Xfinit...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 23:15:19

Woodstock 50 Announces Full Lineup, Confirms Jay-Z, Killers, Dead & Company, Miley Cyrus Among Headliners

Jay-Z, Dead & Company, the Black Keys, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Imagine Dragons and Halsey are among the headliners announced for the Woodstock 50 festival, producer Michael Lang confirmed at a press conference today. The event will take place August 16-18 in Watkins Glen in upstate New Y...

Variety | 19.3.2019 23:12:39

Norman Hollyn Dies: ‘Sophie’s Choice’ And ‘Heathers’ Editor Was 66

Celebrated film editor and music editor and USC School of Cinematic Arts professor Norman Hollyn died in Yokohama, Japan Sunday night from coronary embolism and cardiac arrest. He was 66.Dean Elizabeth Daley of the USC School of Cinematic Arts confirmed his death on Facebook. “All of us at the...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 23:10:08

TV News Roundup: Chris O’Dowd to Star in ‘Twilight Zone’ Episode

In today’s roundup, The CW has released two clips from the upcoming “Riverdale” special “Heathers: The Musical,” and Chris O’Dowd will star in an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” CASTING Chris O’Dowd will star in CBS All Access’ rebooted “The Twil...

Variety | 19.3.2019 23:05:30

‘General Hospital’ Star Bryan Craig Boards Indie Feature ‘Women Is Losers’

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Craig has joined Bowery Hill Entertainment's featureWomen Is LosersfromTribeca Institute and NYU Alum,Lissette Feliciano.Craig will star opposite Lorenza Izzo. She plays a young Latina whose promising future is cut short with an unexpected pregnancy during the mid 1970s in San F...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 22:44:00

StandUp NBC Sets Audition Cities For Diverse Comedians Search

NBC is going on a journey across the country to find the funny. The network has announced Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and Seattle as the host cities for its 2019 StandUp NBC auditions.With the exception of Chicago, each city will host a first-round open call, callbacks, and a semi-fina...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 22:40:43

Tarantino’s “Hollywood” To Premiere At Cannes

It’s not officially announced yet, but THR is reporting that Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will indeed be having its world premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. In fact, they suggest the plan may be to debut the film on May 21st – 25 years...

Darkhorizons | 19.3.2019 22:34:23

Kevin Tsujihara’s Ouster Kicks Off a Week of Major Disruption in the Media Business

The sudden ouster of Warner Bros. Entertainment chief Kevin Tsujihara kicked off what is likely to go down as one of the most extraordinary weeks in Hollywood history, spelling enormous turmoil and transition across the media landscape. In addition to the news about Tsujihara, which comes amid a wid...

Variety | 19.3.2019 22:31:45

‘Game Night’ Directors Set Horror-Comedy ‘The Creeps’ At Universal

Game Nightdirectors andSpider-Man: Homecomingscreenwriters Johnathan Goldsteinand John Francis Daleyhave lined up a new project, and it sounds like a fun fit for the filmmaking duo. Deadline reports that Universal Pictures picked up horror comedyThe Creeps with Goldstein and Daley on board to write,...

Collider | 19.3.2019 22:28:59

“Terminator” Sequel Is Officially “Dark Fate”

It was rumored and now it’s set – “Terminator: Dark Fate” is the title of the upcoming sixth “Terminator” film from Paramount Pictures. Producer James Cameron mentioned that was the working title last month, and it has now been confirmed as official reports The Wr... #terminator

Darkhorizons | 19.3.2019 22:28:38

Disney Completes 21st Century Fox Acquisition

Before the East Coast airing of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” ends tonight, Disney will formally seal the deal on its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox. “This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us — one that will create significant long-term value for our company an... #disney

Variety | 19.3.2019 22:27:46

Michael B. Jordan and ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Director Teaming Up for Original Monster Movie

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is returning to the big ol' monster genre that shot his name into the spotlight, and he's bringing along resident Black Pantherbaddie Michael B. Jordan with him. THR reports that the Kong: Skull Island filmmaker's next project will be a creature feature set i...

Collider | 19.3.2019 22:25:17

‘Us’ Advance Ticket Sales Outstripping ‘A Quiet Place’ & Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’

Always a promising sign for how business could wind up this weekend: Fandango is reporting that advance ticket sales for Universal’s Us are out-pacing that of Paramount’s surprise hit A Quiet Place last year and Jordan Peele’s Get Out from two years ago. On Fandango, Us is also the...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 22:17:43

SAG-AFTRA Podcast Addresses “Wigging” And “Paint Downs” In Stunt Industry

SAG-AFTRA leaders today weighed in on “paint downs” and "wigging" in the stunt industry, in which stuntmen double for actors of another race or gender — practices the union frowns upon. Speaking about "some of the things that have come up in the past," SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 22:12:55

David Boreanaz Teases ‘Angel’ Reunion: “We May Have Something In The Works”

It’s been 20 years sinceAngelwas on television and theBuffy the Vampire Slayerspinoff garnered a very loyal cult following. Since it has been two decades, it’s about time that we revisit the lovelorn vampire, right? David Boreanaz thinks so too.The actor appeared onThe TalkTuesday and wh...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 22:06:04

Verve Boosts Indie Film Arm, Hires Producer Ross Putman As Agent

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran indie film producer Ross Putman has been hired as an agent at Verve, where he will work alongside Amy Beecroft in the agency’s independent film sales and finance division Verve Ventures.The move comes as Putman’s latest film as producer, the romantic comedy Plus One, i...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 22:03:31

More than Half of Films at Hot Docs Film Festival Are Directed By Women

More than half of the films playing at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, are directed by women, the Canadian event said Tuesday. The festival’s 26th edition, which runs April 25-May 5, will screen 234 films, with 54% of the directors being women. In the competitive Internationa...

Variety | 19.3.2019 21:52:14

‘Ray Donovan’s Pooch Hall Escapes Jail With DUI & Child Endangerment Plea Deal

The clan of Ray Donovan is going to get to stick together thanks to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.In a plea deal unveiled in LA Superior Court today in Pasadena, Marion "Pooch" Hall won't be facing a potential six-years behind bars for charges of driving under the influen...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 21:48:56

Beleaguered Chinese Tech Firm Huawei Seeks Content for Expansion Into Southeast Asia

One of the most surprising first-time attendees at FilMart is Chinese tech giant Huawei, which has come to Hong Kong to acquire the video content it needs to support its strategy of expansion into Southeast Asia. The company is currently embroiled in a PR nightmare as it defends itself against accus...

Variety | 19.3.2019 21:45:50

Korean Distributors Fight for Box Office Market Share

Korean distributorsare having to fight ever harder for their share of Korea’s theatrical market share. Threats on the horizon include a slide in the performance of local movies, consolidation, the arrival of new players and the challenge from streaming services. South Korea’s theatrical box office i...

Variety | 19.3.2019 21:38:10

Korean Distributors Learn to Downsize in Saturated Market

In 2018, the Korean film business stumbled, as local films made with blockbuster budgets and targeting the usual high seasons of Chuseok and Christmas last year failed to deliver blockbuster earnings.So Korean distributors have embraced some tactics to enhance their bottom lines. Genre films “Monstr...

Variety | 19.3.2019 21:38:02

Disney-Fox Deal: Per-Share Value Set, Bob Iger Hails “Historic Moment”

Hours before their asset combination closes, Disney and Fox released the per-share value of the deal and offered a final blessing by Disney CEO Bob Iger, who called the deal “an extraordinary and historic moment for us.”Disney’s $71 billion acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox b... #disney

Deadline | 19.3.2019 21:36:41

‘P-Valley’: Dan J. Johnson & Tyler Lepley Cast In Starz’s Strip Club Drama Series

EXCLUSIVE: Dan J. Johnson (Chicago Fire) and Tyler Lepley (The Haves and the Have Nots) are set as series regulars in Starz’s upcoming drama P-Valley, Katori Hall's strip club drama based on her play Pussy Valley. Peter Chernin executive produces.Created by Hall, who also showruns, the dra...

Deadline | 19.3.2019 21:35:52

Google Stadia: Unanswered Questions Leave Us Worried About the Streaming Service

Matthew ByrdMar 19, 2019 Google Stadia wants to change the way we play games, but there are plenty of reasons to doubt the streaming service. As just about everyone in the video game industry suspected, Google finally unveiled a cloud-based streaming service that represents the company's most s...

Den of Geek | 19.3.2019 21:32:17

‘Red Dead Online’ Spring Update Will Add Hostility System, Play Styles

“Red Dead Online” is getting a big update this spring with some new features, developer Rockstar Games announced on Tuesday. “Alongside incorporating player feedback and addressing existing issues, the beta period has allowed us to lay the groundwork for the more advanced aspects o...

Variety | 19.3.2019 21:30:09

FilMart: ‘Boonie Bears’ Creator Fantawild Skews Older With ‘Realm of Terracotta’

Fantawild, the Chinese entertainment group behind the widely popular “Boonie Bears” animated franchise, is for the first time planning to target slightly older viewers with a new IP, “Realm of Terracotta.” Intended for teenagers, the adventure story is expected to hit theaters this summer. Fantawild...

Variety | 19.3.2019 21:25:40

Washington Joins Chris Nolan’s Next Film

“BlacKkKlansman” star and Golden Globe nominee John David Washington has become the first announced cast member for Christopher Nolan’s next feature at Warner Bros. Pictures. Washington, who also recently starred in “The Old Man & the Gun” and HBO’s “Ballers,...

Darkhorizons | 19.3.2019 21:24:14

Stoll, James Join Spielberg’s “West Side Story”

Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “First Man”) and Brian d’Arcy James (“Spotlight,” “Molly’s Game”) have joined Steven Spielberg’s new film adaptation of classic musical “West Side Story”. Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler star ...

Darkhorizons | 19.3.2019 21:23:20

Disney and Fox Merger Finally Complete

Kirsten HowardMar 19, 2019 The long winter of our franchise discontent is at an end, as the Disney/Fox merger is complete.Deadpool, X-Men, Alien, Avatar, The X-Files and The Simpsons all have a new home at Disney. The mouse house's acquisition of 21st Century Fox is finally complete, ending two... #disney

Den of Geek | 19.3.2019 21:15:01