Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Conan Zing The Full Mueller Report Release

It was Thursday for most of the working world, but it was Christmas morning for late night political talk show hosts, as the long-awaited full report from Robert Mueller was unleashed. The report, which has been monologue fodder for the late night circuit for more than a year, was devoured by Stephe... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 3:21:17

Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ Suspended By NY Yankees Over Racism Allegations

The New York Yankees have stopped using TV/radio star Kate Smith’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s ‘God Bless America’ during their home games because of allegations of past racism in the late singer’s prior choice of songs. Known as the “Songbird of the South,”... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 2:33:48

Jimmy Kimmel Loves Robert Mueller’s Report: Donald Trump Jr. “Ruled Too Stupid To Collude”

Calling it “another remarkable day in the United States,” ABC late-night star Jimmy Kimmel dove into the day’s release of Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling and whether Donald Trump’s campaign participated. “It is 448 pages long, and was delivere... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 2:24:44

WGA Claims Big-Name Writers Are Purging Their Agents; Plans Big Delivery Of Official Letters On Monday

Good Friday has put Hollywood on pause for tomorrow, but today the Writers Guild said it has a very big Easter delivery for the uberagencies coming on Monday. It’s been nearly a week after talks completely broke down between the WGA and the Association of Talent Agents over the new anti-packag... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 0:48:08

WGA’s Agent-Replacement Plan Slammed By ATA In Letter To Members; Guild Replies – Update

UPDATED, 5:45 PM: The Writers Guild has issued a statement in response to the ATA’s letter to members. Read it at the bottom of this post. PREVIOUSLY, 3:22 PM: The Association of Talent Agents said today that it is “evaluating all legal options” to address the WGA’s claim that it has the legal... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 0:45:36

Adam Driver Stars in Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’; ‘Hail Satan?’ Arrives On Good Friday: Specialty Preview

Comedies, docs and a Bollywood title are among the Easter and Passover weekend’s packed roster of new specialty releases. The heavy number of limited openers comes just ahead of next weekend’s rollout of Avengers: Endgame, which will mark mostly a pause for new specialties. Terry Gilliam’s lon... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 0:18:15

Danielle DePalma Joins Apple As Film & TV Series Marketing Executive

Danielle DePalma, most recently EVP, Worldwide Digital Marketing & Research at Lionsgate, has joined Apple as a senior executive on the company’s video marketing team. As Manager in the department, DePalma will shepherd film and TV series marketing, reporting to Sony TV alum Chris Van Ambu... #

Deadline | 19.4.2019 0:00:34

‘The Voice’ & ‘The Village’ Swap Tuesday Timeslots On NBC

NBC’s The Voice and The Village are swapping Tuesday time periods. Beginning April 23 and continuing through May 21, The Voice will air at 9 PM, moving from its current 8 PM slot, and The Village will take The Voice‘s spot at 8 PM. The Voice relies on live-viewing, which is more of a cha... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 23:45:10

Deadline’s TV Talk Podcast: Emmy Contender Interviews And Comedy Series Actor Race Debate

Welcome to a new season of the Deadline podcast TV Talk, in which Deadline’s awards columnist Pete Hammond and TV critic Dominic Pattenassess the Emmy race and its various hot-button categories. In today’s kickoff, we handicap the competitive race for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, as we... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 23:32:13

‘Hillary And Clinton’ Broadway Review: Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow Are Winning Ticket We Hardly Knew

Lucas Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton boasts the gladdening sight of Laurie Metcalf, her every bit the equal John Lithgow and director Joe Mantello’s unfailing grace, but for all of that, no small part of the satisfaction this play delivers is recognition of an entirely different sort. Yes, you... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 23:30:45

‘Chicago Fire’ Stars Jesse Spencer & Taylor Kinney Ink New Deals To Continue On NBC Firefighter Drama

EXCLUSIVE: When NBC in late February renewed all three Chicago series for next season, the flagship Chicago Fire was picked up for an eighth season without its stars, Jesse Spencer and Taylor Kinney, whose current contracts were up at the end of this season. At the time, the duo already was in negot... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 23:29:49

Art Directors Guild Reelects Chuck Parker As National Executive Director

Chuck Parker has been re-elected national executive director of the Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800. He and the guild’s associate national executive director, who goes by the name dooner, were reelected at the guild’s bi-annual general membership meeting last Saturday. They both ran unopposed. ... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 22:45:08

Peter Bart: Surviving Eisner & Ovitz Snubs, Disney’s Bob Iger Dazzles Wall Street Again With Bold Streaming Plans

Stars like to boast that they never read their reviews, but does Bob Iger? The Disney czar received a litany of raves for his three-hour performance last week aimed at demonstrating his company’s intention to conquer Netflix. The upshot: Disney shares hit record highs and famously skeptical analysts... # #disney

Deadline | 18.4.2019 22:26:47

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Sturridge To Perform ‘Sea Wall/A Life’ On Broadway

Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge will reprise their sold-out Off Broadway double-bill of solo one-act plays Sea Wall/A Life on Broadway this summer, producers announced today. Originally presented in February at the Public Theater to strong reviews, Sea Wall/A Life will begin performances on Friday... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 21:45:38

Craig Ferguson Teams With Comedy Dynamics For ‘Hobo Fabulous’ Limited Series

EXCLUSIVE: Craig Ferguson’s Green Mountain West is partnering with Comedy Dynamics to release the six-episode limited series Hobo Fabulouson the Comedy Dynamics Network. It will be available via the Comedy Dynamics channel, iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Comcast, Spectrum, Dish and o... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 21:14:32

Private Online Forum Provides Safe Space For Writers Amid WGA-ATA Battle

Nearly a month ago, I hear, two prominent showrunners with concerns about the course of the WGA’s negotiations with the Association of Talent Agents and the divisive rhetoric on part of the guild shared their misgivings with several colleagues who had similar concerns. The duo then reached out to th... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 20:54:08

Facebook Says Instagram Password Breach Larger Than Initially Thought

Facebook now says millions of Instagram users’ passwords were accidentally stored in a readable format on its servers, not tens of thousands as it initially thought. Facebook revealed the new information in an updated blog post Thursday morning. “Since this post was published, we discovered ad... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 20:52:53

Book Publishers Planning Mueller Report Editions; Report Available Free On DOJ Website

Publishers including Scribner, Skyhorse, Barnes & Noble’s Sterling Publishing and Melville House Books are among the houses offering or planning to offer The Mueller Report in various editions or formats. A round-up of publishing houses compiled today by The New York Times notes that the d... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 20:41:45

Harvey Weinstein Fails To Get Class Action Tossed; Bob Weinstein, Disney, TWC Board & David Glasser Dropped From Case

After decades of being joined at the big-screen hip, Harvey Weinstein and his brother and longtime business partner Bob Weinstein split in late 2017 as accusations of sexual assault and harassment piled up against Harvey Weinstein. However, the brothers were still linked in the courts. But that stat... # #disney

Deadline | 18.4.2019 19:58:07

Clint Eastwood Circling ‘Ballad Of Richard Jewell’ For Fox/Disney

EXCLUSIVE: Clint Eastwood is circling to next direct The Ballad Of Richard Jewell, and has been in discussions with Disney/Fox drama based on the life of a security guard whose life was turned upside down in a moment after it was leaked by law enforcement to a reporter that Jewell was a possible sus... # #disney

Deadline | 18.4.2019 19:40:20

National Enquirer Being Sold To CEO Of Hudson Media, Known For Its Airport Newsstands – Update

UPDATED, 12:37 PM: American Media Inc. will sell its National Enquirer and two sister pubs for $100 million to Hudson Media CEO James Cohen. The travel retail company is known for its airport newsstands, the Washington Post reports. The paper adds that AMI’s decision to sell the Enquirer, whic... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 19:37:50

The Weather Channel Hit With “Malicious Software Attack”, Briefly Knocked Off Air

The Weather Channel has apologized to viewers for any inconvenience after it was knocked off the air Thursday morning by what it said was a malicious software attack on the network. “We experienced issues with this morning’s live broadcast following a malicious software attack on the net... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 19:20:11

Academy Museum’s Gift From George Lucas Foundation Will Allow Kids To Visit For Free

The George Lucas Family Foundation has provided what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences calls a “transformative grant” in support of the Academy Museum’s educational mission. Kerry Brougher, Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, did not reveal the amount of the ... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 19:08:48

‘Chappaquiddick’s John Curran Attached To Direct Biopic Of Boston Bruins Hockey Star Derek Sanderson

EXCLUSIVE: Director John Curran is taking to the ice to directTurk,a biopic based on the rise, fall and redemption story of 1970s Boston Bruins hockey star Derek Sanderson. TheChappaquiddick helmer is attached to direct a script written by Boston-based author Casey Sherman, who also wrote the book o... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 19:07:17

Legendary Developing Stephen King Short Story ‘Rest Stop’ As A Feature

Here comes another Stephen King adaptation! Legendary has attached Her Smell helmer Alex Ross Perry to write and direct a film adaptation of Rest Stop, based on King’s short story, which was first published in the December 2003 issue of Esquire Magazine. Craig Flores (300, 300: Rise of an Empire) is... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 19:00:36

Multi-Platinum Songwriter Ross Golan Sets Off Broadway Debut Of ‘The Wrong Man’ Musical

Multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan, who has penned hits for a lengthy, cross-genre roster of artists including Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Lady Antebellum, and Keith Urban, will tackle new turf in September with the Off Broadway world premiere of his stage musical The Wron... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 18:51:29

ABC, CBS, Fox & NBC Network Chiefs Set For HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon Series

Hollywood Radio and Television Society has revealed the lineup for The Network Chiefs, part of its upcoming Newsmaker Luncheon Series. Karey Burke, President ABC Entertainment; Kelly Kahl, President, CBS Entertainment; Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment, Fox Entertainment; and Lisa Katz and T... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 18:45:16

Shea Whigham, Bruce Dern & Zach Avery Board Metalwork Pictures’ Neo-Noir Thriller ‘The Gateway’

EXCLUSIVE: Shea Whigham, two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern and Zach Avery have joined The Gateway alongside previously announced Olivia Munn. Emmy Award nominee Michele Civetta (The Executrix, Premonitions) is attached to direct. Andrew Levitas will produce under his Metalwork Pictures banner alongs... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 18:45:04

CBS News Hires Veteran Jose Andino For New HR Post

Jose Andino has been hired in the newly created role of SVP Human Resources at CBS News, the latest move at the division trying to revamp its culture in the wake of the exits of Les Moonves and Jeff Fager. CBS News said Thursday that Andino will focus on overall human resources strategy along with [... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 18:35:17

‘Avengers: Endgame’: Millennials Binge On Marvel Mythology As Finale Film Looms

“It’s Marvel’s Universe and we just binge in it.” That could be the new motto for Millennials judging by the findings of a new Fandango survey that shows the generation is making deep dives into the Marvel library before next week’s release ofAvengers: Endgame,which has... # #marvel #avengers

Deadline | 18.4.2019 18:09:25

‘Amazing Race’ Season 31 Start Teams With ‘Survivor’ For CBS Wednesday Win

CBS’ Survivor: Edge of Extinction (1.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, 7.83 million viewers) continued to grow, topping Wednesday in all metrics and hitting a season high in total viewers. The network’s Season 31 launch of The Amazing Race (1.2, 7.83M) took 9 PM across the board, climb... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 18:05:48

HBO Sets Docuseries On NXIVM, Self-Help Group Tied To Sex-Trafficking Case

It sounded like a screenplay the moment the feds unsealed the indictments, and now HBO Documentary Films is producing a docuseries exploring the NXIVM organization. That’s the name of the ersatz self-improvement group with which Smallville alumna Allison Mack was involved. She recently pleaded... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 18:00:48

‘Last Man Standing’ Starring Tim Allen Renewed By Fox For 2019-2020 Season

Ahead of its milestone 150th episode Friday, Fox has renewed its flagship comedy Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen for the 2019-2020 season. This will be the series’ second season on Fox and eighth overall. The renewal of Last Man’s Standing was never in doubt given its strong ratings... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 18:00:25

Cannes Lineup Deep Dive: “Romantic & Political” Lineup Mixes Veterans And First-Timers

Unveiling what he categorized a “romantic and political” Official Selection this morning, Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux offered up a roster of titles from veterans of the Riviera as well as first-timers, and a handful of so-called graduates from parallel sections to the main Competition... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 17:53:11

Lauren Corrao Joins Freeform As Head Of Original Programming

Lauren Corrao is returning to the network ranks. After an extensive search, the former Comedy Central original programming headhas been named EVP, Original Programming and Development for Freeform. Corrao fills the head of original programming job at the Disney-owned cable network catering to millen... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 17:45:22

Netflix Plans New York City Production Hub, Expansion

Netflix is planning a major expansion of its New York City presence with a production hub that New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says will bring “hundreds of jobs and up to $100 million in investments to the city.” According to an announcement released by Cuomo, the production hub will i... #netflix #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 17:35:04

Peabody Awards: ‘Barry’, ‘Killing Eve’, Hannah Gadsby, ‘Pose’ Among Entertainment Winners

The Peabody board has selected nine entertainment winners and a special institutional award for Sesame Street for its 78th edition of the awards, which will be handed out May 18 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The winners for programs released in 2018 include Showtime’s Barry, NetflixR... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 17:32:01

HBO Spanks Donald Trump After His Latest ‘Game of Thrones’ Ripoff

“Though we can understand the enthusiasm for Game of Thrones now that the final season has arrived, we still prefer our intellectual property not be used for political purposes,” HBO said in a statement. This came after President Donald Trump inserted himself into a Game of Thrones image to celebrat... #

Deadline | 18.4.2019 17:21:08