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

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

Ari Emanuel Was Vetted for Trump Administration Role

Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel was vetted for an unidentified role in the Trump Administration in November 2016, Axios reported on Sunday. Axios received a leak of nearly 100 internal vetting documents from the Trump transition, including reports on Rex Tillerson, Betsy DeVos, Gary Cohn and James Mattis. ... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 13:12:16

Sebastian Cordero, Arturo Yepez Set ‘Floresta’ as Touché Films Targets Premium TV (EXCLUSIVE)

PAMPLONA, Spain — Ecuador’s Sebastián Cordero, director of the Guillermo del Toro-produced “Rage” and acclaimed low budget sci-fi thriller “Europa Report,” is teaming with his longtime producer Arturo Yépez to make “Floresta,” a 10 half-hour dramedy which marks Cordero’s move into TV series. T... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 13:11:50

Link Tank: Neon Genesis Evangelion's Ending Explained

Spencer MullenJun 24, 2019 Neon Genesis Evangelion, Macaulay Culkin, Ravelry, and more in today's daily Link Tank!An upcoming Star Wars book teases a connection between Supreme Leader Snoke and Yoda."Even after two new Star Wars movies — and countless cartoons and comics — we still have no... #

Den of Geek | 24.6.2019 13:06:49

Prince’s ‘Batman’ at 30: How the Film Saved His Career From ‘Horrible’ Financial Straits

As the movie that ushered in both the modern-day superhero genre and a new peak in the art of saturation marketing, Tim Burton’s “Batman” has a legacy that’s hard to overstate. Virtually everything associated with the 1989 comic-book adaptation became a cultural phenomenon, from Burton’s mischievous... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 12:55:10

Venice Film Festival Appoints ‘Zama’ Director Lucrecia Martel As Jury President

The Venice Film Festival has appointed The Headless Woman and Zama director Lucrecia Martel as president of the international jury for its 76th edition. Martel and her jury willassign the Golden Lion for best film, as well as other awards. The choice was approved by board of directors of the festiva... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 12:46:25

Argentina’s Lucrecia Martel Named Venice Jury President

Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel has been named the president of the jury at this year’s Venice Film Festival, the event’s 76th edition. Venice chief Alberto Barbera praised Martel as “Latin America’s most important female director and one of the top female directors worldwide,” addi... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 12:37:20

Viacom Partners With Tyler Perry for BET Plus Streaming Service

Viacom’s BET Networks has teamed with Tyler Perry to create a subscription streaming service that combines the prolific auteur’s library of movies and TV shows with BET’s programming vault. The service dubbed BET Plus will bow in the fall with a handful of original series and produ... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 12:21:18

Chinese Drama ‘Better Days,’ Yanked From Berlin Lineup, Has Its China Release Canceled

Better days may be a long way off yet for the embattled Chinese drama “Better Days,” which has canceled its mainland China release just three days before the film was to hit theaters. The movie was also pulled at the last minute from the Berlin Film festival lineup in February amid tight... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 11:42:16

Anthony Mackie Discusses Taking up Post-Endgame MCU Mantle

Kirsten HowardJun 24, 2019 "People are going to expect me to be Chris Evans in the same suit, but a black dude. And that’s definitely not gonna happen."This article contains spoilers for Avengers: EndgameGoing into Avengers: Endgame, we assumed that the film would probably be the last we w... #

Den of Geek | 24.6.2019 11:15:02

China Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ Beaten by Old Animated Film ‘Spirited Away’

Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” has debuted to record-breaking opening weekends all over the world – but not in China, where it was soundly beaten by a nearly 20-year-old Japanese anime classic, Ghibli Studios’ “Spirited Away.” While “Toy Story 4” made film history in territories around the w... # #toy-story

Variety | 24.6.2019 10:05:50

Shanghai Film Festival Crowns Iranian Drama ‘Castle Of Dreams’ With Trio Of Prizes

China’s leading film festival crowned Iranian drama Castle Of Dreams with three prizes on Sunday evening. The Shanghai International Film Festival handed Reza Mirkami’s film the Golden Goblet for best film, best director and a joint best actor award for Hamed Saberi Behdad. The familial drama ... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 9:31:01

Forget the D*cks, ‘Euphoria’ Has a Bigger Issue with Underage Female Sexuality

What are you trying to say, Euphoria?? #

Decider | 24.6.2019 9:30:47

Keeley Hawes to Star in and Produce Honor-Killing Drama for ITV

Keeley Hawes will star as a detective attempting to bring a group of killers to justice in the wake of a so-called honor-killing in “Honour.” The two-part drama is based on the real-life case of Banaz Mahmod, a young Londoner murdered by her own family for falling in love with the wrong man. It is [... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 9:24:23

‘Bodyguard’s Keeley Hawes To Star & Produce ITV Crime Drama ‘Honour’ From ‘Vanity Fair’s Gwyneth Hughes

Bodyguard’s Keeley Hawes is to star in a British crime drama written by The Girl and Vanity Fair writer Gwyneth Hughes for ITV. Honour is to be produced by Hera Pictures and exec produced by Peter Kosminsky. The two-parter will see Hawes star as the real-life detective who brought five killers to ju... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 9:17:05

How Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4 Would Have Panned Out

Rob LeaneJun 24, 2019 Mysterio is set to make his big-screen debut next week, but he might have appeared earlier. Here's the story behind Raimi's ditched sequelSpider-Man: Far From Home is swinging into theaters on July 2, finally introducing classic nemesis – or is he? – Mysterio (played ... # #spider-man

Den of Geek | 24.6.2019 9:15:01

Tyler Perry Gets Standing Ovation After Inspiring BET Awards Speech: “Own Your Way”

"While you're fighting for a seat at the table, I'll be down in Atlanta building my own." #

Decider | 24.6.2019 9:12:23

Love Nature Teams with Arte, BBC, Smithsonian on Natural History Series ‘Stormborn’

Love Nature has greenlit “Stormborn,” a wildlife series about animals living in the wildlands of countries on the edge of the North Atlantic. The three-parter will bow on Love Nature’s 4K linear channel and streaming service and then play on Arte in France and Germany, BBC Scotland and Smithsonian C... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 8:56:56

Laura Dern Dropping an F-Bomb on Meryl Streep Was ‘Big Little Lies’ Best Moment

Big Little Lies' comedy goddess struck again. #

Decider | 24.6.2019 8:30:31


Netflix's Dark Season 2 Ending Explained

#netflix #

Screenrant | 24.6.2019 8:06:17

Barcroft Studios Hires John Farrar as Creative Director, Ups Two Execs (EXCLUSIVE)

John Farrar, whose credits include “The Imposter,” has joined U.K. producer and digital content specialist Barcroft Studios. The company has also upped two senior staffers, with Alex Morris elevated to chief creative officer and Caspar Norman to chief operating officer. The new recruit joins Barcrof... #

Variety | 24.6.2019 8:00:48

‘The Spanish Princess’ Showrunners Break Down the Intense Season Finale

Oh, and they're spilling on Season 2: Scotland, MOAR Lina + Oviedo, and some fresh faces... #

Decider | 24.6.2019 8:00:04

‘Narcos’ Producer Gaumont Hires ‘El Chapo’ EP Christian Gabela To Lead Lat Am Co-Pro Push

Narcos producer Gaumont has hired El Chapo exec producer Christian Gabelaas part of a push to bolster international co-productions in Latin America. This comes as its first Latin American co-production,El Presidente, is currently in production for Amazon Prime. The company has hired Gabelaas VP, Int... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 7:57:15

John Oliver Takes Jab At HBO Owner AT&T For “Absolutely Terrible” Wireless Network

Going for the proverbial biting the hand that feeds you, John Oliver took aim at AT&T on the latest edition of his HBO program The Last Week Tonight. He skewered HBO’s new corporate parent, telecommunications giant AT&T (aka “Business Daddy”) over its “terrible”... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 7:50:29

Spider-Man 2002 Teased Venom Five Years Early

# #spider-man

Screenrant | 24.6.2019 7:06:53