• Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:16:26 +0000
    UPDATED: The Donald Trump White House has added another figure with major Hollywood ties, as the president-elect on Tuesday named WME-IMG chief financial officer Chris Liddell to oversee special projects. Liddell, who joined the super-agency in 2014, will take the title of assistant to the president and director of strategic initiatives. During the transition, Liddell has... Read more »
  • Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:38:03 +0000
    On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump will officially be inaugurated, capping off an election cycle that almost seems stranger than fiction. And there are plenty of movies that can attest to how crazy an election cycle truly can be. From Reese Witherspoon’s star turn in “Election” to the Oscar-winning biographical drama “Milk,” Hollywood has offered up... Read more »
  • Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:52:56 +0000
    Wendy R. Anderson, a former Defense Department official who became a partner at Strong Eagle Media, is joining RL Leaders, which connects national security professionals with entertainment industry figures. Anderson will serve as managing director, west coast. Anderson remains a partner in Strong Eagle Media, which she joined in 2015. The company produces documentaries focusing... Read more »
  • Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:51:19 +0000
    Chinese companies Huahua Media and Shanghai Film Group have made an investment into Vin Diesel’s “XXX: Return of Xander Cage” through Paramount and Revolution Studios. Huahua Media and Shanghai Film Group made the investment into the action-thriller through a joint venture. They did not disclose the size of the investment, which also calls for the Huahua/SFG venture... Read more »
  • Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:25:09 +0000
    In today’s TV News Roundup, Amazon’s “The Collection” gets a premiere date, Masterpiece announces a partnership on new series “Press,” “Homeland” premiere ratings, and more. RATINGS Showtime made the “Homeland” Season 6 premiere available to its subscribers more than two weeks before its linear debut — a move that appears to have paid off. While... Read more »
  • Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:15:08 +0000
    CBS has placed orders for two pilots — a comedy based on the life of actor Mark Feuerstein and a drama from “The Martian” author Andy Weir. Multi-camera comedy “9J, 9K, and 9L” is based on a time in Mark Feuerstein’s adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up... Read more »
  • Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:47:07 +0000
    Broad Green Pictures has set a June 30 domestic release date for Joey King’s horror-thriller “Wish Upon.” King stars as a 17-year-old who, 12 years after discovering her mother’s suicide, is being bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes... Read more »
  • Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:30:24 +0000
    The Sundance Film Festival, Hollywood’s annual marathon of all-night bidding and impulse buying, kicks off Jan. 19, but credit cards were being thrown around before agents even bought their boots for the snowy mountains of Park City. Sony Pictures Classics has already scooped up global rights for the gay love story “Call Me by Your... Read more »
  • Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:30:24 +0000
    A year ago at Sundance, #OscarsSoWhite and related outrage over a lack of diversity in Hollywood fueled an industrywide push of films with people of color, igniting a record $17.5 million bidding war for “The Birth of a Nation” and, later on, helping propel “Moonlight” and other films toward year-end Oscar campaigns. This year, widespread... Read more »
  • Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:30:23 +0000
    Jerry Seinfeld is taking “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” on the road to Netflix, Variety has learned. The talk series, which had previously debuted new episodes on Sony’s ad-supported streaming service Crackle, will bring 24 new episodes exclusively to Netflix starting in late 2017, with subsequent installments coming in 2018 and further forward in time.... Read more »
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