• Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:30:27 +0000
    Liz Paulson has been promoted to senior vice president of casting at 20th Century Fox Television, Variety has learned. Paulson, who previously held the title of vice president of casting, joined 20th Century Fox TV in November 2010. She has been instrumental on shows such as “Empire,” “Last Man on Earth,” “Life In Pieces” and the... Read more »
  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:26:15 +0000
    Tom Hanks’ “Inferno” is heading for a soft domestic opening in the $17 million range, well below recent forecasts, early estimates showed Friday. “Inferno” opened with only $800,000 at 2,874 locations in Thursday night preview showings to trail the $1.3 million Thursday number from “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” a week earlier. First estimates Friday showed... Read more »
  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:19:48 +0000
    Popular horror movie host John Zacherle, nicknamed “The Cool Ghoul,” died Thursday Oct. 27 in Manhattan. He was 98. Zacherle was best known for presenting horror films on local TV stations in New York and Philadelphia throughout the 1950s and ’60s. Through the character he created, “Roland/Zacherley,” he interjected humor and comedy into his hosting. In 1958 he recorded... Read more »
  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:13:39 +0000
    FilmNation Entertainment has come on board the Jake Gyllenhaal-Carey Mulligan drama “Wildlife,” with shooting on Paul Dano’s directing debut to start on Saturday, Variety has learned exclusively. FilmNation will launch foreign sales next week on the June Pictures title, based on the Richard Ford novel, at the American Film Market. WME is handling domestic sales.... Read more »
  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:08:11 +0000
    FBI Director James Comey told congressional leaders that they are reviewing a new set of emails that “appear to be pertinent” to an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server. His letter — coming just 11 days before the Nov. 8 election — immediately gave Clinton’s GOP rival Donald Trump new ammunition in... Read more »
  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:05:36 +0000
    JOHANNESBURG — Twenty-two years ago, when Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected leader of a South Africa still emerging from the shadow of apartheid, hopes were high that the hero of the anti-apartheid struggle would lead the nation into an era of equality and prosperity. Three years after his death, though, the country is wracked... Read more »
  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:53:54 +0000
    Digital Development Management (DDM) has hired Stephanie Jorgl, who has more than 17 years of experience at a range of tech, gaming and entertainment companies including Apple, Marmalade Technologies and the Recording Academy, as senior business development director. Jorgl, who will be based in DDM’s San Francisco office, will focus on new opportunities in the... Read more »
  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:46:00 +0000
    Two of the nation’s bigger publishers of newspapers remained quiet Friday about the fate of a proposed merger that would have united the owner of USA Today with the publisher of The Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Shares of both Gannett Co and Tronc Inc. tumbled Thursday in the wake of  a Bloomberg... Read more »
  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:36:36 +0000
    Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched “Westworld” episode 4 titled “Dissonance Theory.” Last weekend’s episode of “Westworld” saw Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores Abernathy venturing into the unknown — literally. Having broken from the narrative loop in which she repeatedly watch her parents be killed, then becomes a victim of assault, robot host Dolores is... Read more »
  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:30:28 +0000
    With southern hospitality, Alabama has catered to everything from small, independent short films to massive Hollywood productions. It’s easy to see why Alabama is a popular destination for filmmakers. It easily doubles for multiple North American locations. The past still lives in the Southern state’s cities and towns, while Huntsville is home to rocket technology... Read more »
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