Netflix Buys Horror Pic ‘Eli’ From Paramount

Similar to how Paramount unloadedThe Cloverfield Paradoxto Netflix, the studio has sold all global rights for its Paramount Players horror filmElito Netflix.Ciaran Foy (Sinister 2) directed the movie which centers around aboy receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder who discovers that the ho... #netflix

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:52:00

SAG-AFTRA Promotes Four Female Staffers To Executive Director Posts

Four longtime SAG-AFTRA staffers – all women – have been promoted to executive director roles. Olga Rodriguez-Aguirre, Beth Millman, Jennifer Gaudy and Lori Hunt have all been given the new titles and will report to Ray Rodriguez, the union's chief contract's officer.They join Re...

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:36:45

CBS News Settles With Three Charlie Rose Accusers; Suit Against Fired Host Continues

CBS News has reached a settlement with three women who accuse former TV host Charlie Rose of sexual harassment.Business Insider reportslast night that the suit against the news division was ended late last week but the civil suit against Rose continues. “The matter has been resolved,” a ...

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:17:12

Daphne Zuniga To Helm ‘The Protegé’; Gravitas Lands ‘The Divorce Party’; Ramses Jimenez In ‘Critical Thinking’ – Film Briefs

Melrose Place alum Daphne Zuniga is set to mark her feature directorial debut with The Protegé, an indie thriller starring Jeanette Sousa (American Housewife), Breanne Hill (Frontier), Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), and Philip Boyd (The Have and Have Nots). It follows Amanda Birch (Sousa) who, after t...

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:15:43

Steven Yeun Joins ‘The Twilight Zone’; Miley Cyrus In ‘Black Mirror’

The Walking Dead alum Steven Yeun is set to appear in the first season of CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone in the episode titled "The Traveler”, joining previously announced host and narrator Jordan Peele. Details of Yeun’s role are being kept under wraps. The CBS All Access serie...

Deadline | 13.12.2018 0:03:32

Joseph Cross’ Coming-Of-Age Movie ‘Summer Night’ Acquired By Samuel Goldwyn Films

EXCLUSIVE:Samuel Goldwyn Films has taken domestic rights toJoseph Cross' feature directorial debutSummer Nightfor a release next spring. Cross is the star of such films asLincoln, Milkand the HBO Emmy-winning limited seriesBig Little Lies.Summer Nightfollows a group of young best friends confron...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 23:37:14

WME Signs ‘Justice League’ Star Ray Fisher

EXCLUSIVE:WME has signedJustice Leaguestar Ray Fisher for representation.Fisher is best known for his role as Victor Stone in the DC Universe — his character goes by the moniker Cyborg, a technological superhero with cybernetic super strength and other useful powers to help his fellow heroes.H...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 23:21:26

‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Lily Becomes First To Experience Homelessness

Sesame Street is breaking ground again, this time with a storyline that finds Lily, a Muppet introduced in 2011, having no place to live. The magenta-hued 7-year-old is featured in a series of online episodes in which she reveals to her good pal Elmo news of her family’s experience with homele...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 23:18:11

George Gallo To Bring A.J. Benza’s ‘74 And Sunny’ To The Big Screen

EXCLUSIVE:George Gallo is set to direct the feature adaptation of A.J. Benza’s 2015 childhood memoir ’74 and Sunny from Simon & Schuster.Benza, the former Daily News show business columnist and E!’sMysteries & Scandalshost and producer,is currently writing the script.’...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:58:16

‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp Pays Tribute To Deceased Crew Member

Killed in a freak car accident on Monday on at a location shoot for Power, longtime crew memberPedro Jimenez was remembered by show creator Courtney Kemp as “a man loved by so many.”In an emotional Instagram post, EP Kemp described her feelings, deep respect for Jimenez and the loss for ...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:20:47

Universal-Working Title’s Feature Adaptation Of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cats’ Rolls Cameras

Universal and Working Title’s feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musicalCatshas started filming with the studios announcing the official parts to many of the castmembers who have already been announced, i.e. Taylor Swift who will play Bombalurina, James Corden as Bustopher J...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:20:06

Universal Sets Sheldon Turner To Script African Animal Poaching Tale ‘Jane’

Universal Pictures has set Jane, a drama that Sheldon Turner will write, with Jennifer Klein producing through their Vendetta label.The African-set action thriller has a strong role for an actress. When well-trained and well-financed professional poachers begin to target a conservationist ranch in T...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:14:51

Sci-Tech Oscars Reveals Honorees; Curtis Clark Set For Career Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced nine scientific and technical achievements represented by 27 individual award recipients to be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on February 9 at the Beverly Wilshire.AMPAS also said thatcinematographer C...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:10:52

Finding Beauty In Imperfection, Cinematographer Benoît Delhomme Takes Painter’s Approach To ‘At Eternity’s Gate’

On Julian Schnabel's At Eternity's Gate, cinematographer Benoît Delhomme came to a powerful realization, that will forever impact the way he approaches his craft: "Sometimes, something you don't control can be better." Accustomed to a certain way of working—to the notion that cinem...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 22:01:30

Fox Acquires Matthew Baker Short Story ‘To Be Read Backwards;’ Noah Hawley To Direct

EXCLUSIVE: In an exceptionally brisk year for movie option deals made based on short films and short stories, nobody has outdone Matthew Baker. The short story writer’s To Be Read Backwards has sold to Fox to be developed as a feature directing vehicle for Noah Hawley. Hawley — who after...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:55:39

‘One Dollar’ Canceled By CBS All Access After One Season

There will be no second season for One Dollar. CBS All Access has opted not to go forward with another season of the series, Deadline has confirmed. It is the streaming service’s first cancellation since its launch in 2014.“While One Dollar won't be coming back for another season, we...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:49:27

‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Casting: Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers And Werner Herzog Join Disney+ Series

The expanded cast for the Disney+ seriesStar Wars: The Mandalorian has been unveiled by Lucasfilm with some notable new additions:Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man).The announcement al... #disney #star-wars

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:47:47

Netflix To Distribute Spike Lee-Produced Film ‘See You Yesterday’

Netflix has come aboard to distribute See You Yesterday, a travel drama produced by Spike Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks. The pic is the directorial debut from Stefon Bristol, Lee's long-time NYU Graduate Film School protege.The script was co-written by Bristol and Fredrica Bailey. It&#... #netflix

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:47:18

‘Supernatural’: Jeffrey Dean Morgan To Reprise John Winchester Role In Upcoming Episode

The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan is returning to the CW’s Supernatural to reprise his role as John Winchester for the series’ 300th episode.Morgan will appear in the episode titled “Lebanon” that will air Thursday, February 7 at 8 PM."We're incredibly excited to ...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:30:27

Jeffrey Katzenberg-Led Startup Quibi Hires Former DC Boss Diane Nelson As Head Of Operations

Diane Nelson, who steered DC Entertainment and also led interactive content and consumer products during a 20-year run at Warner Bros. that ended last summer, has resurfaced in a senior role at Quibi.She will run operations for the start-up led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman. Quibi plan to la...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 21:18:39

SAG Awards TV Noms: ‘Mrs. Maisel’, ‘Barry’, ‘Kominsky Method’ Join In But Not ‘Homecoming’ As Netflix Extends Lead

While Golden Globes’ MO has been becoming the first to recognize new show, the SAG Awards have been pretty unpredictable, often not acknowledging breakout freshmen until their second season.That was the case last year with Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which was snubbed... #netflix

Deadline | 12.12.2018 20:44:59

‘National Enquirer’ Owner Admits “Influencing” 2016 Election With Payoffs For Donald Trump

The three years in prison that Donald Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen received today wasn't the only bad press the increasingly besieged former Celebrity Apprentice host was handed.The feds also revealed Wednesday that the owners of the National Enquirer have provided “substantial a...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 20:26:26

‘SNL’: Matt Damon Has Blue Christmas In Holiday Video; Miley Cyrus Scores Big

Matt Damon returns to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live this weekend, and is off to a good start with the show’s weekly promo video. Crushed by a lousy Secret Santa gift, Damon expresses the disappointment some of us will feel if his Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t make a return appearance.In...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 20:09:35

‘Swamp Thing’: Ian Ziering To Play Daniel Cassidy In DC Universe Series

Sharknado star Ian Ziering is set for a key recurring role opposite Crystal Reed in Swamp Thing, the upcoming streaming drama series based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. The project, which hails from James Wan's Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Tele...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 20:00:42

New Hollywood Podcast: Jovan Adepo On Working With Hollywood’s Best And How His Roles Reflect His Identity

If you’re going to be an actor, you might as well start off big — at least that’s the case for Jovan Adepo. His first major role in a feature film was inFencesand it had him going toe to toe (literally) with Academy Award winner Denzel Washington and sharing poignant scenes with an...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 20:00:28

‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Co-Star Ian Ziering Will Play The Blue Devil On ‘Swamp Thing’

Ian Ziering, best remembered as Steve Sanders on Beverly Hills 90210, is joining the cast of the upcoming DC Universe seriesSwamp Thing in the recurring guest star role of a Hollywood has-been Daniel Cassidy, a.k.a. the Blue Devil.Ziering’s extensive film and TV credits include the Sharknado s...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 20:00:03

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Trial Of The Chicago 7’ Put On Pause

Aaron Sorkin’sTrial Of Chicago 7is not moving forward with its February 2019 production start.There are reports that it was due to budgetary concerns, but Amblin says it’s more about scheduling with Sorkin focusing on To Kill a Mockingbirdwhich opens on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre to...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 19:48:03

SAG Awards Sets Megan Mullally As Host

Hours after SAG-AFTRA pulled back the curtain on its awards nominations, now it has a host. Megan Mullally will emcee the 25th annual trophy show in West Hollywood next month.Kristen Bell led the 2018 SAG Awards,breaking a long-standing custom of not assigning a host for the show.Mullally is back to...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 19:43:52

ABC Midseason Schedule: ‘A Million Little Things’ On Thursday, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ On Break, ‘Whiskey’ & ‘Fix’ Slotted

UPDATED: ABC is going all-in on freshman drama series A Million Little Things with a Thursday 9 PM slot for the rest of its first season. Meanwhile, after two installments in the fall — regular and junior — the network’s reality stalwart Dancing with the Stars will be taking a brea...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 19:30:23

Sony Gets Inventive, Seeks Patents For ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ Animation Tech

EXCLUSIVE: Film critics have hailed the animation in Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verseas unique, innovative and undeniably inventive. Now the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office will judge whether they agree with those reviews.Sony has applied for patent protection for the animation proc... #spider-man

Deadline | 12.12.2018 19:06:34

With ‘Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms,’ Producer Kenji Horikawa Stands Behind Talent Of Visionary Newcomer

After working with screenwriter Mari Okada for a number of years, producer Kenji Horikawa needed to learn to work with the artist in a different way, as she set out to make her directorial debut with Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms. An ambitious anime that conjures up a singular, fantastical...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 19:02:30

China’s Tencent Music Raises $1.1 Billion In U.S. IPO

The China-based music streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment Group has raised $1.1 billion in an initial stock offering in the U.S.The company had hoped to raised as much as $1.23 billion through the sale of stock on the New York Stock Exchange, half of which was sold by the Tencent Music whi...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 18:56:40

‘Supergirl’ Hits Season High To Wrap 3-Night Crossover; ‘The Conners’ Ties ‘The Voice’ Atop Demo

On a night filled with fall finales on CBS, ABC and the CW, ABC’s The Conners (1.4, 6.67M viewers) tied NBC’s The Voice (1.4, 8.97M) as Tuesday night’s No. 1 show in the demo. The Conners bumped up week to week for the first time and has been fairly steady the past five weeks.NBC&#...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 18:53:46

How Barry Jenkins Planted The Seed For Adapting ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Long Before ‘Moonlight’ Oscar Victory

“Love cannot be taken from your heart,"says Barry Jenkins. "Love is too important."It is a lesson the director of Medicine for Melancholy and Moonlight—both films about love's survival in spite of challenging circumstances—has finally learned. "You've made me sound like a f...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 18:31:43

Sasha Morfaw, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Sufe Bradshaw ‘GLOW’s Sydelle Noel To Star In Boko Haram Inspired Film ‘Rise’

Sasha Morfaw (Black Panther), Jimmy Jean-Louis (Claws, Heroes), Sufe Bradshaw (Veep), Sydelle Noel (GLOW), and Peter Mensah (300) will star in the indie film Rise from first-time feature director Maritte Go.The dramatic thriller is inspired by the real-life conflict between the Nigerian people and t...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 18:29:44

Former Warner Bros Int’l Publicist Justine Gamez Huckabay Launches PR Label Intercommunicate

EXCLUSIVE: Former Warner Bros International theatrical publicist Justine Gamez Huckabay is launching entertainment and tech PR label Intercommunicate.The label will work across global unit, festival, awards and general publicity as well as conference marketing.While at Warner Bros between 2010-2015,...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 18:00:18

‘Jurassic Park’, ‘The Shining’, ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Make Cut For National Film Registry List

Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain and Disney’s 1950 animated Cinderella are among the 25 motion pictures that have been inducted into the Library of Congress’National Film Registry. Wednesday’s additions ...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:54:28

Adults 50-64 Are Most Media-Connected Age Group, Nielsen Says

The average U.S. adult is now connected to media for 10 hours and 24 minutes a day, with 50- to 64-year-olds the most plugged-in age group, according to Nielsen’s latest Total Audience Report.The verge-of-retirement-age set is connected to the Internet, smartphones, TV, connected devices and r...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:49:51

Apple Taps Sony’s Tamara Hunter As Head Of Casting For Worldwide Video

Sony’s head of feature casting Tamara Hunter is leaving the studio to join Apple as Head of Casting, Worldwide Video. She landed the job after a lengthy search and will report to Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, Apple's Heads of Worldwide Video, who came to Apple from the TV side of Sony...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:30:00

Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Jail; Tells Judge He Covered Up Donald Trump’s “Dirty Deeds”

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney/fixer Michael Cohen has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison on 9 counts — six of them having nothing to do with Trump. Even so, as he pleaded for leniency, Cohen took huge swings at POTUS.On the charge of lying to Congress abo...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:28:31

Pixar’s ‘Onward’ To Star Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Octavia Spencer

Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer have been set to lead the voice cast of Onward, the next film in the works at Pixar Animation Studios. Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) is directing the pic, which is set to hit theaters on March 6, 2020.Disney said today the plot ce...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:26:36

Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyer Declares Alleged Victims Have “Lied”; D.A. Only Interested In”Political Correctness”

A week before a hearing that could decide the fate of the Manhattan District Attorney's rape case against Harvey Weinstein, the primary lawyer for the much-accused producer today ferociously attacked alleged victims and prosecutors."Contrary to what Mr. Wilson would have us believe, the issue be...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:15:19

SAG Awards Nominations – Movies: Crazy Rich Diversity, Emily Blunt, Musicals Shine In Actor Guild Choices

Usually the SAG Awards are good for one or two out-of-left-field nominees in its movie competition, and you could say Emily Blunt’s double score for Lead Actress inMary Poppins Returnsand Supporting Actress inA Quiet Placemight qualify.Both are well-deserved, but few were predicting the latter...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:11:46

Netflix Orders Coming-Of-Age Series ‘I Am Not Okay With This’ From Jonathan Entwistle & Shawn Levy Based On Comic

British director Jonathan Entwistle once saw a copy of Charles Forsman’s self-published microcomics seriesThe End of the F***king World in a trash bin. The find led to him creating the cult comedy-drama series for Channel 4 which became a Netflix original in the rest of the world.NowEntwistle ... #netflix

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:00:28

Netflix Sets Cast For ‘The Letter For The King’ Series Based On Classic Dutch Novel

Amir Wilson (The Secret Garden),Ruby Serkis andNathanael Saleh, who plays John Banks inMary Poppins Returns,lead the young cast ofThe Letter For The King, the coming-of-age drama series based on Tonke Dragt’s bestselling medieval adventure novel. The English-language series, the streaming serv... #netflix

Deadline | 12.12.2018 17:00:21

Freeform Picks Up Josh Thomas Comedy ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ To Series

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, Freeform’s pilotfrom Australian writer-actor-comedian Josh Thomas, has been picked up to series by the network with a 10-episode order.The half-hour comedy stars Thomas as Nicholas, a neurotic 25-year-old still living at home with his single dad and two teenag...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 16:45:46

Legion M And Chicken Soup For The Soul Form Film And TV Partnership

EXCLUSIVE: Legion M, the fan-owned entertainment company known for backing specialty film titles like Mandy and Colossal, has formed a broad film and TV partnership with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.The arrangement will see the two companiesjointly source, develop and produce community-dr...

Deadline | 12.12.2018 16:26:24