‘The Split’: BBC One & Sundance TV Divorce Drama Begins Second Season Shoot, Donna Air Joins Cast

Production is underway in London on season two of BBC One and SundanceTV dramaThe Split from creator Abi Morgan (The Hour) and executive producer Jane Featherstone (Broadchurch).Set in the messy world of London's high-end divorce circuit, the legal-world series follows modern marriages and the l...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 5:00:37

WGA Deputizes Managers And Lawyers To “Fill The Gap” If Agents Are Fired En Masse

The WGA is deputizing managers and attorneys to procure employment for writers and negotiate their over-scale terms – essentially taking the place of agents. The move comes as the guild prepares for the possibility that it might ask all writers to fire their agents en mass if it can't come...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 4:55:08

‘Jane The Virgin’ Cast And Creator Reveal Final Season Details, Talk Bringing Joy Through Authentic Representation – PaleyFest

As the final episode ofJane the Virginis upon us, the cast got super emotional at the start of their PaleyFest panel. Star and executive producer Gina Rodriguez shed some tears as she and co-star Justin Baldoni remembered when they first started the show and how they had the opportunity to share the...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 4:54:30

L.A. Readers: Win Free Tickets to See the Amazon Series ‘Hanna’ on the Big Screen

I think we can all agree the quality of television and streaming shows has jumped to an entirely new level. In terms of quality, some of them even rival what movie studios release in theaters. While I love watching the latest series in my living room, no matter what setup you have, nothing compares ... #amazon

Collider | 21.3.2019 4:30:21

‘Jane The Virgin’ Team Talks Importance of Representation, Taking Final Season Back to Series Roots

After five years, multiple time jumps and a number of timely storylines, in addition to takes on telenovela tropes, “Jane The Virgin” is coming to an end on the CW. While there may be some pressure to end the show on a positive and powerful note, it’s not a pressure that is complet...

Variety | 21.3.2019 4:28:38

‘God of War’ Named Game Developer Choice Awards Game of the Year

In an award show packed with indie game winners, Sony Santa Monica’s “God of War” still managed to snatch the Game Developers Choice Awards game of the year. The 19th annual Game Developers Choice Awards took place Wednesday night in the midst of the weeklong Game Developers Confer...

Variety | 21.3.2019 4:26:00

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Creators Talk Turning Series Into A Stage Musical And Plan For Future Reboot – PaleyFest

It’s the last season before the cast ofCrazy Ex-Girlfriendtakes its final bow. The cast and creators of the musical comedy took the stage at PaleyFest to reflect on everything from the spark that lit the fire for the show to saying goodbye to the popular CW series — and talked about a po...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 3:53:39

USC Names Carol Folt President, Will Fight On Against Scandals Fallout

The University of Southern California has named Carol L. Folt as its 12th president, and she immediately vowed to lead the institution past its recent immersion in several scandals.USC was caught in the recent college bribery scandal that ensnared two athletic department staffers as well as celebrit...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 3:41:45

Rachel Bloom on the ‘Beautiful Mystery’ of the ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Series Finale

While four seasons of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” has explored musical genres from boy bands to country, the one type of music series co-creator and star Rachel Bloom admits the show will not explore before the end is Rebecca’s own style. “Basically the idea is that part of the mus...

Variety | 21.3.2019 3:21:54

‘Deadly Class’ Co-Creator Talks Tonight’s Bloody Finale, Lana Condor & Season 2

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains details of tonight's Deadly Class Season 1 finale."You know, I always joke that if we don't get a Season 2 that this'll be like Freaks and Geeks," says Deadly Class executive producer Rick Remender as the Syfy series based on the acclaimed Reagan Era set...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 3:00:24

“Return of the Obra Dinn” Wins IGF Seumas McNally Grand Prize

“Return of the Obra Dinn” won this year’s Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival. The game was also the Excellence in Narrative winner. Developer Lucas Pope won the same award, a pinnacle in independent game development, in 2014. “Five years I won the aw...

Variety | 21.3.2019 2:45:24

‘Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus’ Sets New Open Date, Adds Julie White

The world premiere of Taylor Mac's new comedy Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus has moved its opening night and found a replacement for injured lead Andrea Martin.The new opening night will be April 21 at Broadway's Booth Theatre. Preview performances began on Monday, March 11.As previously...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 1:35:44

Netflix’s Lisa Nishimura Named Indie Film, Documentary Features Head

In the wake of Bela Bajaria’s recent move to lead Netflix’s international non-English original TV series, the online streamer is shuffling its leadership team to more clearly distinguish between development of its English and non-English language content. As a result, Netflix has elevate... #netflix

Variety | 21.3.2019 1:30:32

Netflix’s Lisa Nishimura Moves To Film Group; Brandon Riegg Gets Comedy Oversight In Restructuring

After recently consolidating its original series/specials operation into English-language originals under VP Cindy Holland and non-English-language ones under Bela Bajaria, Netflix continues to streamline its executive ranks with new responsibilities for Lisa Nishimura, VP Original Documentary and C... #netflix

Deadline | 21.3.2019 1:30:25

Film News Roundup: ‘Gone With the Wind’ Sets Event Cinema Record

In today’s film news roundup, “Gone with the Wind” sets a new record, “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles” is acquired, and Tracy Oliver signs with Topic Studios. EVENT CINEMA RECORD The 80th anniversary release of “Gone with the Wind” has grossed $2.23 million in six natio...

Variety | 21.3.2019 1:25:08

Zaillian Plans A Tom Ripley TV Series

Oscar-winning screenwriter Steve Zaillian (“Schindler’s List,” “Moneyball”) is spearheading a TV series focusing on Patricia Highsmith’s crime novel series protagonist Tom Ripley. Zaillian will reportedly use all five novels written by Highsmith – “The...

Darkhorizons | 21.3.2019 1:18:15

Splice Raises $57.5 Million in Latest Funding Round

Splice, a favorite of music creators that allows access to a library of three million rights-cleared sounds, announced today that the company closed a Series C funding round at $57.5 million. That brings Splice’s total amount raised to roughly $102 million since its launch in 2013. It raised a...

Variety | 21.3.2019 1:09:38

Hot Series Package: Steve Zaillian Meets Patricia Highsmith’s Sociopath Tom Ripley

EXCLUSIVE: The hot package that has several networks salivating is a series that Oscar-winning screenwriter Steve Zaillian will write and direct that focuses on Tom Ripley, the sociopath anti-hero of the Patricia Highsmith crime novel series. Sources said that this will go in a straight-to-series de...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 0:54:19

Fox Celebrates First Day Of “Fresh Start” With One-Time Only Greatest Hits Spot

"The company that we knew and loved is changing," says a prophetic Terrence Howard tonight in a clip from Empire used in sizzle spot celebrating the birth of a new era at what is a slimmed down and new Fox.Running during the latest episode of theLee Daniels and Danny Strong co-created hip hop drama ...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 0:33:01

Fox Entertainment Lays Out Programming Slate in Post-Disney Merger Sizzle Reel (Watch)

Fox Entertainment unveiled a new sizzle reel on Wednesday night in the wake of the Disney-21st Century Fox merger officially closing, with the broadcaster touting its current series roster. The video features both scripted and unscripted programming across Fox’s lineup. Among the shows feature... #disney

Variety | 21.3.2019 0:32:42

Rebellion is Putting Players Back Behind Enemy Lines in Remastered ‘Sniper Elite V2’

Only seven years after the original “Sniper Elite V2” came out, Rebellion is developing a remastered version of the game for modern platforms. While the new version includes some new features and technical improvements, the gameplay will remain mostly the same. “We’re not try...

Variety | 21.3.2019 0:30:21

Devin Nunes’ Cow Clocks 500K Twitter Followers, Stampeding Congressman, After $250M Lawsuit

UPDATED: Two days after California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes sued Twitter and two parody accounts for $250 million for being mean to him, the number of people following one of those accounts, Devin Nunes’ Cow, skyrocketed, hitting 500K Wednesday night, stomping on the congressman’s own Twitte...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 0:30:01

Katherine Heigl Cast as Lead in CBS Comedy Pilot

Katherine Heigl has been cast as the female lead in the CBS comedy pilot “Our House,”Varietyhas learned. The show centers around a devoted mom (Heigl) and dad, who are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a kid, but discover how difficult tha...

Variety | 21.3.2019 0:16:18

‘Black Mirror’: Anthony Mackie & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Cast In Season 5

Captain America: Civil War star Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) have been cast in the upcoming fifth season of Netflix's Emmy-winning anthology sci-fi series Black Mirror, Deadline has learned.Created and written by Charlie Brooker, each episode of Black Mirror employs a diffe...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 0:13:02

Lee Daniels Reveals the ‘Empire’ Team’s ‘Anger’ and ‘Sadness’ at the Jussie Smollett Fallout

In a video posted to his Instagram Wednesday afternoon, “Empire” creator Lee Daniels has let everybody know how he feels about the Jussie Smollett “incident.” “These past couple of weeks have been a freakin’ rollercoaster,” Daniels said in the video. “Me and my ca...

Variety | 21.3.2019 0:10:18

AGBO Wins JJ Braider Thriller Spec ‘All Fun And Games’

EXCLUSIVE: AGBO, the production venture launched by Avengers: Endgame directors Joe & Anthony Russo, just won an auction for All Fun and Games, a genre spec script by JJ Braider that had several bidders chasing it. The film has a strong concept and the intention is to quickly set a director and ...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 0:10:15

Film Review: ‘Made in Abyss: Journey’s Dawn’

It’s a Herculean effort to take a multi-volume manga like author Akihito Tsukushi’s “Made in Abyss,” adapt it into a popular anime television series, and then compress the show into a coherent feature (technically, two movies), but the folks at Sentai Filmworks have done just that. Part one, “Made i...

Variety | 21.3.2019 0:05:31

Hope Hicks To Cooperate With Dems’ Probe Of Donald Trump, House Judiciary Committee Says

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will turn over documents to the House Judiciary Committee as part of its probe of potential obstruction by members of the Donald Trump campaign and administration, the committee reports.Earlier this month, committee chairman Rep Jerry Nadler sent...

Deadline | 21.3.2019 0:02:52

HAF: ‘Assassination,’ ‘Apprenticeship’ Named Project Market Winners

Eighteen prizes were presented on Wednesday afternoon at the closing ceremony of the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum. The project market sits alongside FilMart as part of the Entertainment Expo in Hong Kong. “Wong Tai Sin Assassination” to be directed by Wong Hoi and produced by Dere...

Variety | 21.3.2019 0:01:31

Watch the 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards Here

The 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards and 2019 IGF Awards are happening on Wednesday, Mar. 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. PT, and you can watch all of it here at Variety. Both ceremonies will stream back-to-back on Twitch and Mixer. We’ve also embedded the stream in the player below. Watch live vid...

Variety | 21.3.2019 0:00:14

‘No Man’s Sky’s Disastrous, Wonderful, Amazing Journey

Hello Games’ ‘No Man’s Sky’ is a story of redemption. But the 2016 launch of the procedurally generated space exploration game was an unmitigated disaster. In addition to complaints about the game’s relatively basic loop, players quickly discovered that promised multiplayer support was completely ab...

Variety | 20.3.2019 23:57:42

WGA Leaders to Meet With Showrunners on Agency Packaging Fight (EXCLUSIVE)

WGA leaders are set to meet Wednesday night with a group of showrunners who are raising concerns about the guild’s handling of negotiations with talent agents over the issue of packaging fees and agency-affiliated productions. The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. at WGA West headquarters. WGA West...

Variety | 20.3.2019 23:52:54

Good Neighbors Media Acquires Rights To YA Novel ‘The Naming Girl’, Jennifer Phang To Direct

EXCLUSIVE:Jennifer Phang's Good Neighbors Media has secured the film and television rights to the upcoming Todd Mitchell YA novel, The Naming Girl.The story centers on Ash Narro, who is known in her village for her peculiar knack for naming sticks, rocks, carpet bags, and anything else that catc...

Deadline | 20.3.2019 23:51:38

Noah Centineo Tapped to Play He-Man In Sony’s ‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie

First off, I'd just like to say more like the power of Bae-Skull, am I right? Let's just get that out of the way. Okay, now that we're all on the same page: The Wrap reports that Noah Centineo is in talks to star as He-Man in Sony Pictures and Mattel Films' Masters of the Universemov...

Collider | 20.3.2019 23:49:29

Lee Daniels Lets Loose On “Pain & Anger” That ‘Empire’ Team Feels Over Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Fake Hate Crime

Testing the notion that there is no such thing as bad publicity, Empire co-creator Lee Daniels today held nothing back in talking about the impact on the Fox drama of Jussie Smollett's alleged fake hate crime."These past couple of weeks have been a freakin' rollercoaster," the executive prod...

Deadline | 20.3.2019 23:46:19

20th Century Fox And The Oscars: A Storied Studio And Its Legacy At The Academy Awards

Now that one of Hollywood’s great studios, 20th Century Fox, has merged into another named Disney, let’s reflect, as a form of final tribute to a proud former stand-alone major, on one of Fox’s great legacies: its Oscars. Its track record with the Academy is far better than the stu...

Deadline | 20.3.2019 23:30:27

New Details In ‘LA’s Finest’ Stunt Car Crash That Injured Showrunners

New details have emerged in last month's stunt car crash on the set of LA's Finest that seriously injured co-showrunner Brandon Sonnier, who had to have his leg amputated below the knee. As previously reported, he and producing partner Brandon Margolis had been watching the scene unfold on v...

Deadline | 20.3.2019 23:28:11

Spyglass Lays Off 15, Shutters New York Office In Break From TWC Past

Spyglass Media Group, launched this month by former MGM boss Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment, has laid off 15 workers due to the shutdown of the company's New York office. A company insider confirmed reports of the reductions Wednesday, saying it was a shift designed to maximize the effici...

Deadline | 20.3.2019 23:27:30

Writers Guild Makes Concession on Film Financing in Agent Talks

The Writers Guild of America has made a concession in film financing in its negotiations with Hollywood talent agents — the second in six weeks of talks. WGA West executive director David Young said Wednesday that it had made a “significant move” toward reaching a deal with the Ass...

Variety | 20.3.2019 23:27:18

‘This Is Us’ Composer Siddhartha Khosla Signs With ASCAP

Siddhartha Khosla, one of the busiest composers in TV with ongoing assignments for “This Is Us,” “The Kids Are Alright” and “Marvel’s Runaways,” has made the move to ASCAP, the performing-rights organization announced Wednesday. For all of his steady television gigs, “This is Us” remains by far the ...

Variety | 20.3.2019 23:26:48