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 2020-11-19 18:16 

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Vertical Entertainment Acquires TIFF Drama 'Akilla's Escape'...

EXCLUSIVE: Vertical Entertainment has snatched up the U.S. distribution rights to Akilla's Escape, Charles Officer's crime drama which had its world premiere at this year's Toronto Film......

 2020-11-19 18:05 

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Stampede Ventures & 'Wind River' Producer Savvy Media Team For Franchise Hopeful 'Mr. Croup' About Former Brit Secret Agent...

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Greg Silverman and Jon Berg of Stampede Ventures have optioned the rights to screenwriter Ward Parry's spec script, Mr. Croup. Matthew George's Savvy Media Ho......

 2020-11-19 18:01 

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Hulu Developing Half-Hour Dramedy 'Out There' From Sharon Horgan, Kate Folk, Jason Winer & 20th Television, Based On New Yorker Story...

EXCLUSIVE: Hulu is developing a half-hour dramedy in the world of technology and dating, based on a New Yorker short story from Kate Folk. The author is writing the series with Catastrophe co-creat......

 2020-11-19 18:00 

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'DMZ': HBO Max Hands Series Order To Ava DuVernay & Roberto Patino's Futuristic Civil War Drama, Based On DC Comic...

Ava DuVernay and Roberto Patino's DMZ has been handed a series order by HBO Max. The streamer has ordered four episodes of the limited series, a futuristic drama set amid a second American civil wa......

 2020-11-19 18:00 

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'Pink Panther': MGM Developing Live-Action/CGI Hybrid Movie With 'Sonic The Hedgehog's Jeff Fowler Directing...

MGM is looking to bring back the classic animated character Pink Panther in a big way as it has set Jeff Fowler direct a new live-action/CGI hybrid feature film centered on the iconic cat. Chris Br......

 2020-11-19 17:52 

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'The Masked Singer' Gains To Top Wednesday Ratings; 'For Life' Season Premiere Dips...

Once again, Fox's "Kensday" ruled Wednesday, with The Masked Singer delivering a 1.6 in the adults 18-49 demographic and 6.16 million viewers, which was up from last week, and I C......

 2020-11-19 17:50 

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Genre Film Consulting Firm Blood Oath Launches With Chamber Thriller 'Old Man' & Horror 'Slashman'...

EXCLUSIVE: A group of horror veterans are partnering to launch Blood Oath, a consulting firm targeting the horror and independent genre world. The company is aiming to be a one-stop shop for filmma......

 2020-11-19 17:29 

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Study Credits 'Hamilton' For Boosting Cast Diversity But Says Gains Insufficient For Industry Hiring Problems...

The first Actors' Equity diversity and inclusion report since 2017 finds "modest improvement" in the hiring of actors and stage managers of color in the last three years, but describes ......

 2020-11-19 17:29 

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Barry Jenkins Shares Another Striking Look At Amazon's 'The Underground Railroad'...

In the past couple of months, Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins has been leaving a trail of breadcrumbs on Twitter, offering us glimpses at his upcoming limited series The Underground Railroad ......

 2020-11-19 17:23 

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Discovery Veteran Catherine Frymark Moves To Mattel In Top Communications Role...

Catherine Frymark is capping a 20-year executive run at Discovery, shifting to Mattel as head global communications. In her new role as EVP of communications, Frymark will oversee external and inte......

 2020-11-19 17:01 

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Amazon Developing Animated Comedy Series 'Oaklandia' From Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn, Daniel Dominguez & Chris Powell...

EXCLUSIVE: Rapper Snoop Dogg is to voice and exec produce an animated comedy for Amazon with Vince Vaughn also exec producing. The streamer is developing Oaklandia, which is written by Daniel Domin......

 2020-11-19 17:00 

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Casting Society To Honor The Actors Fund & Famed Casting Directors Robi Reed And Tara Rubin...

Famed casting directors Robi Reed and Tara Rubin will be honored along with The Actors Fund at the Casting Society of America's 36th annual Artios Awards, which will be held virtually on April 15, ......

 2020-11-19 17:00 

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Fox Orders Mystery Variety Show 'Game Of Talents', Wayne Brady To Host Remake Of Fremantle's Spanish Format...

EXCLUSIVE: Fox is continuing to double down on mystery-based formats with its latest entertainment order a remake of Fremantle's Spanish variety series Game of Talents. Let's Make A Deal ho......

 2020-11-19 16:57 

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'Wonder Woman 1984' HBO Max Theatrical Day & Date Release: Independent Cinema Alliance Applauds Warner Bros...

AMC's Adam Aron isn't the only one who is happy about WarnerMedia's decision's to take Wonder Woman 1984 theatrical day and date on HBO Max. This morning the Independent Ci......

 2020-11-19 16:45 

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Chile Sends Doc 'The Mole Agent' To International Oscar Race...

Maite Alberdi's documentary The Mole Agent will represent Chile in the International Oscar race this year. The film debuted at Sundance back in January. It follows a private investigator in Chile w......

 2020-11-19 16:45 

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Will Gluck Producing Romantic Comedy 'Motherf*&er' For Sony; Nicole Delaney To Pen Script...

EXCLUSIVE: Through his company Olive Bridge Entertainment, Will Gluck will produce Motherf*&er, a multi-generational romantic comedy based on a true story, for Sony Pictures. The company has a ......

 2020-11-19 16:30 

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'Hightown': Luis Guzmn To Recur In Season 2 Of Starz's Crime Drama; Full Cast, Directors Set...

EXCLUSIVE: Luis Guzmn (Traffic, Code Black) is set for a season-long arc on the second season of Starz's crime drama series Hightown, starring Monica Raymund, from Jerry Bruckheimer and Lion......

 2020-11-19 16:14 

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'Text For You': Russell Tovey, Omid Djalili, Arinze Kene & Celia Imrie Among Cast To Join Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Heughan & Celine Dion...

EXCLUSIVE: Russell Tovey (Looking), Steve Oram (End of the F**king World), Omid Djalili (His Dark Materials), Sofia Barclay (Defending the Guilty), Lydia West (Years & Years), Arinz Kene (I'm ......

 2020-11-19 16:04 

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Fuse Media, In Post-Bankruptcy Reset, Is Bought By Latino-Led Management Group...

Fuse Media, owner of linear cable networks, digital and streaming properties and live events all aimed at Latino and multicultural millennial audiences, has been acquired by a Latino-led management......

 2020-11-19 16:00 

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Tribeca Film Festival Adds Juried Podcast Category For 20th Edition Next Summer...

The Tribeca Film Festival will launch a juried podcast category at its next edition in June of 2021. The festival Thursday announced Tribeca Podcasts, a new vertical dedicated to audio storytelling......

 2020-11-19 16:00 

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'Friends' Renewed By Nickelodeon For Nick At Nite...

Friends will be returning to Nick At Nite. Nickelodeon has renewed the hit Emmy-winning sitcom from Warner Bros. TV for its nighttime programming block. The agreement is part of a multi-year, multi......

 2020-11-19 15:41 

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Helena Bonham Carter & Emma Thompson Pics Pre-Sell To Major Markets For Cornerstone Out Of The Virtual AFM...

EXCLUSIVE: Announced deal-making out of the virtual AFM has been deafeningly quiet so far, but Cornerstone Films was among sellers to clock up strong pre-sales, we can reveal. We've heard fro......

 2020-11-19 15:31 

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Sony Music Masterworks Acquires 50% Of Broadway's 'Slave Play' Production Company Seaview...

Sony Music Masterworks has announced a strategic investment in Seaview, the theater production company behind Broadway's Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris and the Jake Gyllenhaal-Tom Sturridge d......

 2020-11-19 14:47 

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'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' & 'The First Grader' Producers Team For 'Tether', Biopic Of Blind Athlete Henry Wanyoike...

EXCLUSIVE: Origin Pictures' David Thompson, producer of Catherine The Great, The Woman In Gold and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, is teaming with Sixth Sense Productions' Richard Hardin......

 2020-11-19 14:33 

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Dutch Fund Backs Lucrecia Martel's 'Chocobar'; Stockholm Film Fest Awards; 'We Are Who We Are' Deals - Global Briefs...

Hubert Bals Fund Grants The Hubert Bals Fund, the Dutch funder run by International Film Festival Rotterdam, has unveiled its latest round of decisions. A joint initiative by the Netherlands Film F......

 2020-11-19 14:01 

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Apple Boards Taron Egerton-Starring 'Tetris' From 'Stan & Ollie' Director Jon S. Baird, 'Rocketman' Producer Matthew Vaughn...

EXCLUSIVE: Apple has slotted into Tetris, the story of the groundbreaking video game that has Taron Egerton starring and Stan & Ollie filmmaker Jon S. Baird directing, I can reveal. Egerton is ......

 2020-11-19 14:00 

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'Palm Springs', 'Lovecraft Country' Top Movie And Series Nominations For Inaugural Critics Choice Super Awards; Netflix Lands 35 Nods...

After creating the Critics Choice Awards for both movies and television achievements, plus spinoff shows for the best in Documentaries , and Reality TV, the Critics Choice Association today annou......

 2020-11-19 14:00 

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Tencent Music Group Takes Minority Stake In Wave; LA Company That Creates Popstar Avatars...

Tencent Music Entertainment Group acquired an undisclosed minority stake in LA-based Wave and the two have inked a strategic partnership to catapult the interactive virtual entertainment company in......

 2020-11-19 14:00 

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'Cowboy Bebop': Six Cast In Netflix Live-Action Remake Of Cult Anime TV Series...

Geoff Stults (Little Fires Everywhere, 12 Strong), Tamara Tunie (Black Earth Rising, Dietland), Mason Alexander Park (Hedwig and the Angry Inch National Broadway Tour), Rachel House (Thor Ragnarok,......

 2020-11-19 13:41 

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Angelina Jolie To Direct Movie 'Unreasonable Behaviour' About Revered War Photographer Don McCullin; Working Title & Hardy Son & Baker Producing...

Angelina Jolie (Unbroken) has signed on to direct Unreasonable Behaviour, a biopic of legendary British war photographer Don McCullin, based on his autobiography of the same title. The film is bei......

 2020-11-19 11:20 

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Sophie Chapman, Former Troika Director & Head Of Comedy, Joins Management Firm 42...

EXCLUSIVE: In the latest high-profile exit from UK agency Troika (now known as YMU Drama and Comedy), the firm's Director & Head Of Comedy Sophie Chapman has joined management outfit 42. ......

 2020-11-19 11:19 

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Cineworld Exploring Insolvency Process To Tackle Mounting Debts; Some UK Sites Could Close Permanently...

Cineworld, the world's second largest cinema chain, is looking into a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in the UK, which would allow it to restructure and renegotiate a mounting debt pile caused ......

 2020-11-19 09:59 

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Stephen Garrett's Character 7 To Adapt Thriller Novels; Series Mania New Dates; Tony Todd Sci-Fi Deal -- Global Briefs...

Stephen Garrett's Character 7 Options Thriller Novels Character 7, whose founder Stephen Garrett (pictured) executive-produced thrillers The Night Manager and Spooks, and is one of the produ......

 2020-11-19 09:47 

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HBO Max Acquires Russell T Davies' AIDS Crisis Drama 'It's A Sin'...

HBO Max has swooped for its latest UK drama after taking the U.S. rights to A Very English Scandal writer Russell T Davies' AIDS crisis series It's A Sin. The WarnerMedia streamer has a......

 2020-11-19 06:40 

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'Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen' Podcast Fingers Suspect In Long Running Scam -- Shocker -- She's A He...

The notorious scam artist known as the Hollywood Con Queen has preyed upon aspiring members of the Hollywood community who've been drawn to Jakarta where they are separated from their savings......

 2020-11-19 05:18 

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Wolf Entertainment Honors The Memory Of Writer-Director David Rodriguez On 'OneChicago'...

Wolf Entertainment remembered director/producer David Rodriguez tonight with a tribute to him on One Chicago, the NBC Wednesday lineup of Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D and Chicago Med.. Rodriguez, whos......

 2020-11-19 05:06 

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Sinclair Broadcast Group Teams With Bally's In $85M Sports Betting Deal...

Sinclair Broadcast Group and casino operator Bally's Corp. are apparently making a big bet that the appetite for sports betting is just getting started. The New York Post reported that the two comp......

 2020-11-19 04:25 

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Trevor Noah Talks About The Suspicious Lost Ballots And The Suspicions They Raise...

"What a rollercoaster," Trevor Noah exclaimed in his Daily Social Distancing Show monologue. He refers, of course, to the ongoing battles over whether the presidential election was accu......

 2020-11-19 04:25 

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'Wonder Woman 1984' Theatrical-HBO Max Day & Date Release: AMC Boss Adam Aron "Fully Onboard"...

AMC circuit CEO and President Adam Aron did not have words of hate tonight toward Warner Bros'(actually WarnerMedia's) decision to take their $200M DC superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 into ......

 2020-11-19 04:09 

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Bobby Brown Jr. Dies: 28-Year-Old Son Of Singer Was Part Of Bravo Reality Show...

Singer Bobby Brown's son, Bobby Brown Jr., has died at 28. He passed at his Los Angeles home, but details on the cause of death have not been released. The younger Brown was one of seven Brown chil......

 2020-11-19 03:42 

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'Halloween' Superfan Dies Less Than One Hour After Jamie Lee Curtis Officiates His Wedding...

A terminally ill fan got a final wish fulfilled, courtesy of Jamie Lee Curtis and Rough House Productions. Anthony Woodle, a super horror fan, married his longtime girlfriend Emilee in a ceremony o......

 2020-11-19 00:31 

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'Student Driver' Action Comedy From Peter Hoare & Aggregate Films Lands At Netflix With Kyle Newacheck Directing...

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired feature comedy Student Driver, an original pitch from writer Peter Hoare (Standing Up, Falling Down) and Jason Bateman's Aggregate Films, sources said. Written......

 2020-11-18 23:58 

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LeBron James On Future Of His Political Nonprofit More Than A Vote, Start Of NBA Season In December...

LeBron James said his emerging political nonprofit More Than a Vote has a lot more activity ahead of it beyond 2020. "We didn't want this to just be a one-off. Everyone heard about the ......

 2020-11-18 23:39 

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'Wonder Woman 1984' Going In Theaters & HBO Max On Christmas Day...

I'm hearing from several exhibition sources that Warner Bros. is going with Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day in theaters and on HBO Max, same day. Warner Bros. would not respond for comment......

 2020-11-18 23:39 

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Film & TV Producers, Hollywood Unions, NASCAR, NFL Beg Lawmakers For Pandemic Insurance Ahead Of Key Hearing Thursday...

Film, TV, guilds and sports industry groups from NASCAR to the NFL and Wednesday sent a plea for action to lawmakers ahead of a key Capitol Hill committee meeting on pandemic insurance. The hearing......

 2020-11-18 23:30 

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'Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air' Reunion: Cast Talks Sitcom's Trailblazing Impact, Pays Tribute To James Avery; Will Smith And Janet Hubert Settle 27-Year Feud...

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion that premieres Wednesday on HBO Max. On September 10, 1990, we were introduced to a young man from West Philadelphi......

 2020-11-18 23:13 

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Gravitas Ventures Acquires 'Diving Deep'; Danielle C. Ryan, Matthew Lawrence Cast In 'Double Threat'; A3 Signs A Pair Of Peloton Instructors - Briefs...

Gravitas Ventures has picked up the rights to Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy, the documentary about late underwater cinematographer Mike deGruy. Mimi deGruy, Mike's widow and filmma......

 2020-11-18 22:46 

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Footage Films Sets 'Power' Star Cynthia Addai-Robinson To Star in Thriller 'Always And Forever'...

Footage Films taps Power star Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Lauren London to star in the thriller Always And Forever. The psychological thriller follows the lives of four childhood friends who experie......

 2020-11-18 22:44 

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed In Naya Rivera Drowning...

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed today in Ventura County Court on behalf of the four-year-old son of drowning victim Naya Rivera, claiming the county failed to adequately warn swimmers of the dan......

 2020-11-18 22:41 

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'Cobra Kai' Star Xolo Mariduea Signs With UTA...

UTA has signed Xolo Mariduea, who plays Miguel Diaz in Cobrai Kai, The Karate Kid sequel series. Mariduea, who also featured in NBC drama Parenthood, has signed with agency in all areas. This com......

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