‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’: Sony Feeling Samuel L. Jackson’s Fury

Someone from Sony Pictures Entertainment better try to patch things up with Samuel L. Jackson. The Marvel Studios starthey call Fury was seething on social media this morning after getting an eyeful of Sony’s marketing campaign onSpider-Man: Far From Home. The actor who has portrayed Marvel su... # #spider-man

Deadline | 24.6.2019 16:04:22

Alan Cumming, Ed Asner Join ‘Briarpatch’ Anthology Series at USA Network

“Briarpatch” at USA Network has added two more big names to its cast. Ed Asner and Alan Cumming will both appear in the anthology series in recurring roles, alongside Rosario Dawson as the lead. The series, based on the Ross Thomas book of the same name, is currently in production in Alb... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 16:00:43

‘Briarpatch’: Ed Asner & Alan Cumming To Recur On USA Series

Ed Asner and Alan Cumming are set for key recurring roles opposite Rosario Dawson in Briarpatch,the first season of USA Network’s anthology series, from writer-executive producer Andy Greenwald, executive producer Sam Esmail, Universal Cable Prods. and Paramount Television. The series is curre... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 16:00:41

Freeform Orders Drama Pilot With ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Creator Producing

Freeform has ordered a one-hour drama pilot from writer Keith Staskiewicz and executive producer Peter Nowalk. Titled “Close Up,” the project is set in Centreville, New Jersey, a suburban town just like any other, at least on the surface. Centreville high school student Rachel Guyer is o... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 16:00:34

Freeform Picks Up Mystery Drama Pilot ‘Close Up’ Produced By Peter Nowalk

Freeform has given a pilot order to Close Up, an hourlong suspense drama executive produced by How to Get Away With Murder creator Peter Nowalk and ABC Signature, part of Disney TV Studios. This marks the first pilot greenlight since Lauren Corrao joined Freeform as EVP Original Programming and Deve... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 16:00:31

“Watchmen” Wraps First Season Production

Make-up artist Philonese West and costume designer Mandy L. Fason have both confirmed on social media that production has officially wrapped on the first season of Damon Lindelof’s new sequel miniseries take on “Watchmen” for HBO. Set to premiere in the fourth quarter, the story is... #

Darkhorizons | 24.6.2019 15:53:06

Sony Still Has Marvel “Black Cat” Plans

With the release of “Spider-Man: Far From Home” next week and the success of “Venom” last year, talk is once again stirring about Sony potentially pursuing their own Marvel cinematic universe. One of the projects that was previously talked about a few years ago, and then seem... # #marvel

Darkhorizons | 24.6.2019 15:48:07

Star-Studded Cast to Perform Live Reading of ‘The Mueller Report’

Haven’t perused the “The Mueller Report” yet? A star-studded cast including Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, and John Lithgow, can read it to you. For one night only on Monday, stars will perform a live reading of passages from “The Mueller Report” for a live streamed event... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 15:46:33

Tomasz Kot To Play Tesla In “Nikola”

“Cold War” star Tomasz Kot is set to play celebrated inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla in the biopic “Nikola” for Ingenious Media. The story will focus on Serbian-American inventor Tesla’s last big experiment which was regarded as a failure at the time, but may, in fac... #

Darkhorizons | 24.6.2019 15:46:01

Holland Under Fire For His “Avengers” Spoiler

“Spider-Man: Far From Home” star Tom Holland, who has become famous for occasionally dropping a spoiler, has done it again. Appearing on “The Graham Norton Show” on Friday, Holland let slip that a beloved MCU character dies at the end of “Avengers: Endgame”. ̵... # #avengers

Darkhorizons | 24.6.2019 15:44:44

‘The Chi’ Costume Designer Reveals Secret Inspiration

“Everything here feels inspiring,” says costume designer Nancea Ceo, scanning the shelves at Arcana: Books on the Arts. “It is like a museum.” The Culver City, Calif., shop is much beloved by artists and designers, and when Ceo begins a new project, she says, “I always start here.” Lately her career... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 15:42:43

Vue International Deputy CEO Alain McNair Retires After 40 Years In Biz

After 40 years in the industry, Alan McNair, Vue International’s Deputy CEO, retired on June 14. McNair’s retirement comes two years later than he had originally planned due to the exhibitor’s concerted international expansion. Prior to joining Vue in 1999, he was one of the key executiv... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 15:32:27

Ad-Supported Video Service Tubi Tops 20 Million Monthly Active Users

Ad-supported video service Tubi broke its own audience records in May: Tubi, which positions itself as a free alternative to Netflix, surpassed 20 million monthly active users last month, the company said Monday. The service’s users viewed more than 94 million hours of programming in May, acco... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 15:30:54

Tubi Passes 20 Million Monthly Active Users And Claims May Revenue Record

Ad-supported streaming service Tubi said it has surpassed 20 million monthly active users after activity in May reached 94 million hours of content viewing and revenue in the month set a company record. Tubi, which launched in 2014, is privately held and did not disclose the monthly revenue figure. ... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 15:30:37

Third “28 Days Later” Film In Development

Out doing the promotional rounds for “Yesterday,” filmmaker Danny Boyle has confirmed he is working on another film in the “28 Days Later” franchise. Speaking with The Independent, he says he and the first film’s writer – “Ex Machina” and “Annihi... #

Darkhorizons | 24.6.2019 15:23:13

Disney Dominating 2019 Box-Office So Far

With June coming to a close shortly, we’ve nearly reached the halfway point of the year and box-office is not just down overall but the market share is now much less evenly divided than before. According to Box-Office Mojo, Disney Pictures is easily dominating the market share, sucking up 34.1... # #disney

Darkhorizons | 24.6.2019 15:21:17

“Lion King” Tickets On Sale & New TV Spot

To mark the start of ticket sales for their upcoming photorealistic take on “The Lion King,” Walt Disney Pictures has released a new TV spot which features the voices of Donald Glover and Beyonce Knowles-Carter singing as Simba and Nala in the film. The film journeys to the African savan... #

Darkhorizons | 24.6.2019 15:19:04

Trailer: Daniel Kaluuya In “Queen and Slim”

Universal Pictures has premiered the official trailer for their thriller-drama “Queen & Slim” featuring the first look at Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith as a Bonnie and Clyde-esque couple. While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man a... #trailer #

Darkhorizons | 24.6.2019 15:16:32

Hamill, Bening & More Live-Stream Mueller Report

From 9pm US-ET tonight, an all-star, live-streamed staged reading of the Mueller Report will get underway. Titled “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts,” the reading is adapted from the report by Robert Schenkkan, the playwright who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 19... #

Darkhorizons | 24.6.2019 15:15:07

Gaumont Appoints ‘El Chapo’ Executive Producer to VP of International Co-Productions

Gaumont has appointed Christian Gabela, the executive producer of “El Chapo,” as vice president of international TV co-productions. Gabela’s role will be to manage and expand the company’s TV distribution and co-production partnerships in key territories internationally with a focu... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 15:13:50

Woodstock 50 Applies for New Site, With Smaller Capacity

Woodstock 50 has applied for a new site for its troubled anniversary music festival, which is scheduled to take place the weekend of Aug. 16-18 — although it will be much smaller than originally planned. Town of Vernon Supervisor Randy Watson told the Poughkeepsie Journal that festival organizers ha... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 15:12:10

‘Cold War’ Star Tomasz Kot To Play Inventor Nikola Tesla In Biopic For ‘Girl With A Pearl Earring’ Duo

EXCLUSIVE: Cold War star Tomasz Kot is set to play celebrated inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla in the feature biopic Nikola. Based on a screenplay by Leap Year director and Girl With a Pearl Earring producer Anand Tucker, the story will focus on Tesla’s last big experiment, which was regarded as a... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 15:10:51

Adrian Politowski Exits Umedia To Form Align; LA-Based Production & Finance Venture Has $150M Fund

EXCLUSIVE: After 15 years as co-CEO of international production group Umedia, Adrian Politowski has stepped down to launch LA-based production and finance outfit Align. The new company, co-founded by Umedia’s Nadia Khamlichi, intends to deploy $150M from now through 2022, focusing on three-fiv... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 14:59:47

First Media Names Chris Athanassopoulos CFO, Jocelyn Johnson as SVP of Brand

First Media, the media company focused on millennial women audiences whose brands include BabyFirst TV, announced two new members of its executive team as it eyes expansion in 2019. Chris Athanassopoulos, previously Twentieth Century Fox’s VP finance for worldwide TV distribution, has joined F... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 14:30:26

‘Queen & Slim’ Trailer: Daniel Kaluuya Is on the Run in Provocative Crime Drama

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the fascinating upcoming film Queen & Slim. The movie hails from a story idea by James Frey (yes, the Million Little Pieces guy) that was then written as a screenplay by The Chi creator Lena Waithe, and it tackles incredibly incendiary subject ma... #trailer #

Collider | 24.6.2019 14:15:29

‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ ‘For Sama’ Win Top Awards at Nantucket Film Festival

NANTUCKET, Mass. — Adventure drama “The Peanut Butter Falcon” and Syria documentary “For Sama” emerged as the top winners at the 24th annual Nantucket Film Festival. The festival, which concludes today, as ever put the emphasis on screenwriters and emerging talents. Dir... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 14:11:18

New Study Shows Decline in LGBTQ Acceptance Among Young Americans

A new study from GLAAD shows a significant decline in LGBTQ acceptance among young Americans aged 18-34. In a national survey among U.S. adults called the Accelerating Acceptance Index, the percentage of young Americans reporting being “very” or “somewhat” comfortable with LG... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 14:09:44

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fan Game Pays Tribute to Arcade Classic

Matthew ByrdJun 24, 2019 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rescue-Palooza! remixes classics beat-em-ups while adding new content. One dedicated fan has decided to pay tribute to the golden age of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games) by creating a brand new arcade-like TM... #

Den of Geek | 24.6.2019 14:05:38

Former Lifetime & Hallmark Channel Exec Barbara Fisher Joins Reel One Entertainment

Former Lifetime and Hallmark Channel exec Barbara Fisher has joined indie producer Reel One Entertainment. She joins the company as EVP Scripted Content to oversee its development and production slate. Prior to joining Reel One, she was SVP Original Programming for cable network UP TV and held simil... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 14:01:38

Apple’s Beats by Dre Taps Chris Thorne as Chief Marketing Officer

Beats by Dr. Dre, Apple’s audio-products subsidiary, announced Chris Thorne — whose past gigs have included stints at EA and Jessica Alba’s The Honest Co. — as its chief marketing officer. Thorne takes on the CMO role after the departure earlier this year of Jason White, form... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 14:01:00

Pixar Films Ranked from Worst to Best

The arrival of Toy Story—and by extension Pixar Animation Studios—in 1995 forever changed how we see movies. Not since Snow White and the Seven Dwarves has the medium of animation been so significantly rocked, as new technology brought colorful CG to audiences for the first time ever. Within a decad... #

Collider | 24.6.2019 14:00:38

Mark Hamill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zachary Quinto Among All-Star Cast To Live-Stream Mueller Report Reading Tonight

An all-star, live-streamed staged reading of the Mueller Report just might knock down the last excuse standing between you and the 448 doorstop. Beginning tonight at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT), stars including Zachary Quinto, Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Jason Alexander, among many others and w... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 13:59:53

Rome Film Festival To Honor Bill Murray; Ron Howard’s ‘Pavarotti’ Chosen For Official Selection

The Rome Film Festival has revealed a sneak peak of its 2019 edition, which will include a lifetime achievement award for Bill Murray, presented by director Wes Anderson. Murray will take part in an “in conversation” session hosted by his regular collaborator Anderson. Also giving talks ... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 13:52:04

Conecta Fiction: Disney’s Leonardo Aranguibel Talks ‘Monzón’

PAMPLONA, Spain — Disney’s Leonardo Aranguibel, producer of “Until I Met You” and “Selena’s Secret,” may have another winner on its hands. Produced by the Buena Vista Production Group, “Monzón,” a chronicle of the Argentine’s boxing legend’s arrest and trial, accused of murdering wife Alicia M... # #disney

Variety | 24.6.2019 13:51:17

Bill Murray to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Wes Anderson at Rome Festival

The Rome Film Festival will celebrate Bill Murray with its lifetime achievement award, which will be presented to him by Wes Anderson. Anderson, who has directed Murray in some of his most iconic roles, most notably in “The Royal Tenenbaums,” and in several other films such as “The... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 13:31:11

Yammer Founder David Sacks Seeks $22.5 Million for Silicon Valley Estate

A lavish compound on one of the best streets in Atherton — arguably the most desirable neighborhood in all of Silicon Valley — has popped up for sale with a hefty $22.5 million ask. Owned by angel investor David Sacks and his longtime wife Jacqueline Tortorice, the one-acre property feat... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 13:26:08

‘Toy Story 4’: 5 Takeaways From Opening Weekend

Despite arriving below expectations, “Toy Story 4” did huge business this weekend with ticket sales surpassing $118 million in North America. As sequels hailing from beloved franchises continue to flounder at the box office, Disney and Pixar’s cartooned fourquel is a much-needed wi... # #toy-story

Variety | 24.6.2019 13:19:37

Matrix Reboot Report Notes Wachowskis Return

Kirsten HowardJun 24, 2019 The Wachowskis will reportedly return to direct a new Matrix movie next year.The "will they/won't they reboot The Matrix"question keeps humming along. Warner Bros has previously said it's keen to have a go at breathing new life into the groundbreaking s... #

Den of Geek | 24.6.2019 13:15:02