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

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

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

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

‘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

‘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

‘CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell’ Gets Premiere Date

The CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell will debut Monday, July 15 from New York, the network announced Sunday. It will air daily on CBS at 6:30 PM ET and on CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service, at 10 PM ET. When O’Donnell was officially unveiled as ratings-challenged CBS Eveni... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 4:57:39

BET Awards Full Winners List: Cardi B, ‘BlacKkKlansman’, Regina King, Michael B. Jordan Among Honorees

The 19th Annual BET Awards took place today at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Regina Hall took the stage and showed off her hosting (and dancing) skills as the show celebrated Black excellence in music, movies and sports. Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman took the award for Best Movie... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 4:43:51

Nipsey Hussle Gets Moving Tribute At BET Awards

The 2019 BET Awards paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle by honoring the late rapper with its Humanitarian Award and a star-studded musical tribute. Heading into the ceremony, the stars walked a blue carpet in his memory. Near the end of Sunday night’s nearly four-hour show at the Microsoft Theater i... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 4:43:23

‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Addresses How Donald Trump Almost Brought Us To The “Brink Of War With Iran”

Donald Trump had quite a week and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver examined his rough journey that included a horrifying assault accusation, ICE raids and how he brought us “right to the brink of war” with Iran, which is just the latest in escalating tensions with the country. This wee... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 4:03:13

Tyler Perry Gives Rousing Speech At BET Awards: “Own Your Way”

In one of the most impactful speeches at Sunday night’s BET Awards, Tyler Perry brought the audience to their feet talking about creating opportunities and taking control of his own destiny. The writer, producer, director was honored with BET’s Ultimate Icon Award. Taraji P. Henson, who ... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 3:26:16

Ari Emanuel Briefly Considered For Trump White House Post Just After 2016 Election; Superficial Vetting Docs Leaked

Ari Emanuel wasn’t looking at the Chief of Staff position that his brother held in the Obama administration but the WME boss was certainly considered for a gig in Donald Trump’s White House after his Celebrity Apprentice client was elected in 2016 to almost everyone’s surprise. Vetting documen... #

Deadline | 24.6.2019 1:31:29

Filmmaker Creates First Gender Fluid Commercial Spec To Break Stereotypes In Advertising

There are plenty of crowd-funding campaigns for TV and film projects, but as the demand for diversity and inclusivity becomes front and center, creators are starting to make content that fulfills that demand for representation of marginalized communities. For filmmaker Kellie Madison, she has taken ... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 23:24:16

Shondaland Execs And Creative Collaborators Talk Netflix And New Horizons

Netflix has opened up vast new possibilities for Shondaland, a panel comprised of company executives and creative collaborators agreed Sunday, but the DNA that informed Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal remains intact. “The underlying principles of what made the Shondaland recipe in the ABC ver... #netflix #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 22:20:53

House Oversight Committee To Vote To Subpoena Kellyanne Conway Over Hatch Act Violations

The House Oversight Committee has decided they will vote June 26 whether to subpoena White House counselor Kellyanne Conway following Hatch Act violations. A memo said that Conway may be forced to testify for the hearing scheduled for Wednesday. The news comes shortly after the committee invited Con... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 22:15:20

‘Black Ink Crew’ Set For Compton-Set Spinoff Series On VH1

VH1 is further expanding its Black Ink Crew unscripted franchise with a third series, Black Ink Crew: Compton.The new series, which follows Danny “KP” Kilpatrick and his crew at IAM Compton, will debutJuly 30 with a two-hour premiere. This is the third series in VH1’s Black Ink Crew franchise,... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 21:53:55

Go, Peep: ‘Toy Story 4’ Takes $120M Offshore Bow; ‘Aladdin’ Rides Past $800M WW – International Box Office

SUNDAY UPDATE, writethru: With a $120M start at the international box office, Toy Story 4 came in above pre-weekend industry projections, boosted by terrific performances in Latin America. In like-for-like markets, the overall offshore opening tops Incredibles 2, which bowed last year to $115M (adju... # #toy-story

Deadline | 23.6.2019 21:18:04

Judith Krantz Dies: Best-Selling Author And Journalist Was 91 Years Old

Judith Krantz, whose novels have more than 80 million copies in print, has died. She passed away from natural causes on June 22 in her Bel Air, California home at age 91. Krantz was born Judith Tarcher on January 9, 1928 in New York City, the eldest child of an advertising executive and an attorney.... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 19:47:37

Dave Bartholomew Dies: Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Worked With Fats Domino, Was 100

Dave Bartholomew, credited by many with creating early rock ‘n roll in his work with Fats Domino, has died at age 100 at East Jefferson General Hospital in New Orleans, his son said. He was 100 years old. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the […... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 19:09:05

Roseanne Barr, Andrew Dice Clay Team Up For ‘Mr. And Mrs. America’ Comedy Tour

They’ve both been banned by television outlets, so they’re taking their act on the road. Comedians Roseanne Barr and Andrew Dice Clay will mount the “Mr. and Mrs. America” tour. He was banned for life by MTV for his risque comedy, and she was kicked off her ratings-leading Ro... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 18:04:48

‘Dog The Bounty Hunter’ Star Beth Chapman In Medically-Induced Coma

Beth Chapman, who appeared as a key part of the fugitive tracking team in the long-running Dog The Bounty Hunter TV show, has been placed in a medically-induced coma. Chapman has been battling throat cancer for several years. “Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you,” tweeted h... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 17:22:06

‘A Bigger Splash’ Tops Quiet Weekend; ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ Expands Strong: Specialty Box Office

The 4K restoration of 1974 semi-fictionalized documentary A Bigger Splashedged out with the top per theater average among the specialties this weekend, playing an exclusive run at the Metrograph Theater in Manhattan. Directed by Jack Hazan, the Metrograph Pictures release grossed $18K. This is the s... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 17:06:43

Director Sharon Grimberg On Her Big Top Historical Doc ‘The Circus’: “It Was Transgressive In All Sorts Of Ways”

Traditional circuses still crisscross the country, but on a much-reduced scale from when they ruled America as the undisputed “greatest show on earth.” Sharon Grimberg’s two-part documentary The Circus rewinds to that era of big tops and big crowds that exploded more than 100 years ago. The circus h... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 17:00:09

When Comedy Fails, The New York Times Promos Always Entertain

When other forms of comedy fail—and they’ve failed a lot lately, with the box-office splat of films like Booksmart and Long Shot—the New York Times subscription blitz is usually good for a stray laugh. At least 41 times since March 19 (and I probably missed some), the Paper of Record has peppered my... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 16:30:30

Alice Cooper Claims He And Wife Have Death Pact: “We Are Going To Go Together”

Musician/actor/radio host Alice Cooper, most recently seen as Pontius Pilate in the live TV version of Jesus Christ Superstar,claims he and his wife have made a death pact. “We are going to go together,” Cooper said in an interview withthe Mirror, a UK media outlet. “There is no way of survivi... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 16:09:51

‘Meet The Press’ Interview With President Trump: Iran “Cannot Have A Nuclear Weapon”

President Trump said he doesn’t want war with Iran during a one-on-one interview with Meet The Press host Chuck Todd that aired this morning. Confronting one of his frequent critics, Trump said he wouldn’t place pre-conditions on talks with Iran, although he noted that the country cannot... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 15:50:09

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

An upbeat President Donald Trump headed into Sunday’s tweetstorm with some wind at his back. He has an agreement with Mexico to control illegal immigration. He didn’t pull the trigger on an Iran war. And he had a huge rally to kick off his 2020 campaign. Today, he praised the system of t... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 15:17:56

‘Toy Story 4’: Disney Leaves Money On The Table Stateside With $118M Debut, But Grabs $238M Global Opening Record For Animated Pic

4TH UPDATE FINAL Sunday AM writethru, following Saturday 7:35 AM update: The domestic opening for Disney’s Toy Story 4is still lower than anticipated when this weekend started, going from $136M on Friday mid-day to $123.7M yesterday morning, to a Disney-reported $118M today. Industry estimates... # #disney #toy-story

Deadline | 23.6.2019 15:07:11

How To Watch The 2019 BET Awards

The 19th Annual BET Awards take place today at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The show, which celebrates African-American achievement in music, movies and sports, will be hosted by Girls Trip and Black Monday actress Regina Hall. Cardi B leads with seven nominations, including best f... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 7:02:16

Thomas Schlamme Re-Elected DGA President

Thomas Schlamme was re-elected president of the Directors Guild of America by acclamation today by the delegates to the guild’s biennial convention. The Emmy-winning West Wing director was first elected in 2017. “It is my honor to once again accept the position of President of the Directors Guild of... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 2:10:06

Tom Holland Angers Marvel Fans With ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spoiler

Oops. Tom Holland did it again. The Spider-Man: Far From Home star, who’s known for letting spoilers slip, has now revealed a major death in Avengers: Endgame. During an appearance Friday night on The Graham Norton Show, Holland let it slip that a beloved character dies at the end of Endgame. ... # #marvel #avengers

Deadline | 23.6.2019 1:21:18

Jill Soloway, Margaret Cho, Alia Shawkat And More Talk Shift In LGBTQ+ Representation In Hollywood At YEA Event

Having just launched earlier this year, Young Entertainment Activists (YEA) is already making waves in the industry when it comes to its advocacy. The non-profit organization is a huge network of more than 1000 entertainment professionals organizing young Hollywood to use their skills and resources ... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 1:18:48

Trump Threatens Time Magazine Journalist With Prison Time For Taking Photo

President Trump apparently threatened a Time magazine journalist with prison time for taking a picture of a private letter without permission. The incident happened Monday, June 17, when a group of Time staffers visited the Oval Office for a story about Trump’s re-election campaign, according ... #

Deadline | 23.6.2019 0:05:38

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Weighs In On Streaming Wars, Agency Production, Big Tech Breakups, M&A Outlook – Update

UPDATED with video clip. Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos, in a lengthy sit-down with Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries, covered a host of topics, including talent agencies producing content, Disney’s streaming outlook and Netflix’s M&A future. The pair spoke onstage Friday night at Se... #netflix #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 23:10:02

Lillian Gish Name Removed From Campus Theater For ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Role

Bowling Green State University has removed actress Lillian Gish’s name from a campus theater because of her part in D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation. Gish starred in the 1915 silent film, which was adapted from a novel and play, The Clansman. It is considered a landmark of film history,... #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 23:07:36

BET Awards Add Fantasia, Meek Mill And More To Performers List

The BET Awards have added more performers to the lineup for Sunday’s show. This week, BET Networks announced the addition of several popular hip-hop, R&B and gospel artists, including Meek Mill, Fantasia, DaBaby, Jeremih, Kirk Franklin, Erica Campbell, Kelly Price, Jonathan McReynolds and ... #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 22:07:24

Friday Ratings: NBC’s ‘Dateline’ Wins The Night For The Peacock Network

NBC’s Dateline continued its strong run, winning the demo wars with an 0.6.4 and 3.32 million total viewers. The show had a strong lead-in from American Ninja Warrior. The two-hour ANW scored an 0.5/3 and 2.41 million viewers, down from last week by a tenth, but holding solid in demos. The two... #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 21:59:18

History’s ‘The UnXplained’: William Shatner Charts The Unknown With Latest TV Enterprise

William Shatner’s latest television enterprise is for History as the host and executive producer of the new Friday night series TheUnXplained, which will seek out extra-terrestrial mysteries but won’t require a Galaxy-class starship to accomplish its small-screen mission. This weekend th... #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 21:44:08

LAPD Arrests 25-Year-Old Man In Theft Of Marilyn Monroe Statue

Los Angeles police have made an arrest in connection with the theft of an iconic Marilyn Monroe statue, according to local news reports. Police on Friday identified the suspect as Austin Mikel Clay, the same man authorities said previously used an ax on President Donald Trump’s star on the Hol... #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 21:25:46

Lena Waithe Criticizes Black Movie Stars For Not Financing Indies From Black Filmmakers

Lena Waithe is calling on African-American movie stars to do more to support up-and-coming black filmmakers. Waithe, who created Showtime series The Chi and wrote the script for upcoming Universal drama Queen & Slim from director Melina Matsoukas, says A-listers like Denzel Washington and Will S... #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 20:25:39

Universal Music Group Sued By Estates Of Tom Petty, Tupac And Others Over Fire Losses

A lawsuit by prominent musicians against Universal Music Group stemming from a fire that destroyed their master recordings is seeking class action status and in excess of $100 million in damages. The suit was filed in US Central District Court in Los Angeles by the law firms King, Holmes, Paterno &#... #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 17:56:41

Jussie Smollett Celebrates Birthday Even As Potential For New Charges Loom

What, me worry? Despite a judge’s indication that a special counsel may be needed to examine the dropping of criminal charges against him, Jussie Smollett apparently had a happy birthday. The 37-year-old actor is “still smiling,” he claimed in an Instagram post Friday that drew nearly 100,000 ... #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 17:39:27

Harvey Weinstein Attorneys Ask That Sex Trafficking Charges Be Tossed In Wedil David Case

Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys have filed a motion to toss out sex trafficking claims against him. The paperwork was filed Friday in Manhattan federal court in connection with a lawsuit by actress Wedil David, who claimed Weinstein raped her in late 2015 at the Beverly Hills hotel. David claims ... #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 17:22:06

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition

It’s the best June ever if you’re a stock holder. Not so good if you were ordered to be deported and haven’t complied. President Donald Trump took out the hammer today in his early tweetstorm. He praised the rising stock market, which just set a new all-time record and is on track ... #

Deadline | 22.6.2019 15:14:22