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After some nine X-Men movies of various stripes and styles including a couple of previous stand-alone Wolverine films, I had little hope that the best was yet t..
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation alumna Marg Helgenberger has joined the series regular cast of Fox’s Behind Enemy Lines, a drama pilot loosely based on the 2001 movie. Written ..
UPDATED:  The Hundred-Foot Journey star Manish Dayal and Star Trek‘s Bruce Greenwood have been cast as the leads in The Resident, Fox’s medical drama pilot written by Amy Hold..
The 17th century period romance starring Oscar winners Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, and Judi Dench will now spring up in the late summer on August 25. Initially, the movie dir..
Oscar nominee Lion is headed past the $100M mark globally this week, as well as crossing the $50M international box office threshold. Through Tuesday the global reach is $84M and o..
UTA Independent will soon shop a movie adaptation of Richard Wright’s novel Native Son, adapted by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks with artist/photographer Rashi..
Tom Hanks, who penned the screenplay for his next movie Greyhound, is also getting into the publishing game. His first book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, a short-story collect..
The highly anticipated Untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie officially began principal photography yesterday at London’s Pinewood Studios with Alden Ehrenreich as the lead in a story ..
This year, there is one such movie. That film is Lion. I would like it to win in every category it’s nominated for and in most of the categories it isn’t nominated for as well. Lio..
Actress Lauren Holly has been tapped to star in Seattle-based filmmaker Nicholas Gyeney’s indie Ultra Low. The drama centers on the lives of an independent filmmaking tea..
Two days after being invited to deliver keynote address at Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., controversial Breitbart Senior Editor Milo Yiannapoulos has..
Well that didn’t settle much! For only the third time since 1984 (some 32 years ago), the Writers Guild and the Oscars are possibly going to have two different winners in the ..
The 2017 Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards honored the talented professionals who create the looks for Hollywood’s most memorable characters and stars of stage, screen..
Trump dumping was in full force today at the Writers Guild West Awards ceremony. At previous award shows this season – from the Golden Globes to the DGA awards – winners, honorees ..
Producer/director and fellow proud son of Baltimore David Simon John Waters tonight paid homage tonight to John Waters, who received the Career Achievement In Writing Award from th..
Richard Schickel, film critic for Time magazine, passed away on Saturday, February 19 in Los Angeles from complications after a series of strokes, his family told the Los Angeles T..
Mark Duplass has a message for Academy members as Oscar voting winds down: “Think what it would mean if Moonlight won Best Picture.” Actor/director Duplass (Blue Jay, Togetherness)..
Refresh for latest…: In a big holdover weekend at the international box office, Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker maintained its grip on the No. 1 spot with an additional $43..
The 53rd annual Cinema Audio Society Awards honoring outstanding achievement in sound mixing have wrapped, with La La Land taking home the top live action motion picture trophy, be..
Oscar nominated for their labors on Marvel’s Doctor Strange, visual effects supervisors Stephane Ceretti and Richard Bluff are emblematic of the magic their craft can bri..
Editor’s Note: This story originally ran on Dec. 23. Hell or High Water currently counts four Oscar nominations including best picture and an original screenplay nod for Taylo..
A column chronicling conversations and events on the awards circuit. And now we are really at crunch time, and although I have talked to a few Oscar voters who have alrea..
One of the great pleasures of this awards season has been the establishment of my new Deadline video series The Actor’s Side, in which I get to interview top acting contenders for ..
It’s been an interesting season for Lion composers Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka. Receiving their first Oscar nominations for their work on Garth Davis’ directorial debut, th..
Editors Note: The following cover story appeared in the December 7th issue of Awardsline. Try naming an original Hollywood musical in recent years that has worked at the box o..
Not many of us get the chance to re-visit moments from our past—let alone have them play out for the world to see—but for Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight was that vehicle. Ba..
Gore Verbinski is a talented director who landed in movie jail with his bloated The Lone Ranger for Disney. But he hasn’t fared much better by shifting from Westerns to t..
15A six-time Oscar nominee and winner for Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest, John Knoll has been with the George-Lucas founded visual effects company Industrial Light &..
An Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor, with two feature directing credits to his name, Jason Bateman checked off another item on his career wish list this year, lending ..
Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes are moving forward with a third sequel to the pair’s Purge horror/thriller franchise, and have set a July 4, 2018 release date for the new i..
Whenever you walk into a theater or screening room to review a movie you never know whether you are about to experience a masterpiece or a complete turkey. In the case of Oscar’s n..
The movie that launched Dev Patel to U.S. audiences, 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire, went on to collect eight Oscars. But Patel personally has landed his first nomination thi..
Editors Note: This story originally ran on December 8, 2016. If you happen to have come within earshot of a speaker over the last six months, there’s a fair chance you’ll have hear..
20th Century Fox’s Logan is world premiering tonight at the Berlin Film Festival, with stars Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in the German capital alongside director James Mangold..
As usual, the five directors nominated for Best Directing did so with unconventional projects that did not exactly scream commercial success. In the case of the science fiction dra..
William James Myers, who as his pro wrestling alter-ego George “The Animal” Steele became one of the iconic names in the sport, has died. He was 79. Steele’s persona — wild eyes, a..
Universal/Legendary’s Chinese $150M co-production The Great Wall drew $970K last night at 2,470 locations from shows starting at 7PM. That figure casts a shadow over Warn..
A day after Thursday’s A Day Without Immigrants nationwide observance, Pantelion/Lionsgate’s new release Everybody Loves Somebody puts a spotlight on the bi-cul..
In scooping a visual effects Oscar nomination, Travis Knight’s Kubo and the Two Strings became the first animated film to do so since 1993’s The Nightmare Before Christmas—a recogn..
Will the Oscar for Best Foreign Language feature be misconstrued by voters as a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies? That has become a real concern for nom..
With fake news on so many minds after today’s Donald Trump de-press conference, 20th Century Fox made some real news — about fake news. The studio is apologizing for its marketing ..
Based on Sony Pictures Animation’s 2009 animated feature comedy hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its 2013 sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the series takes pla..
Voters are generally hard-pressed each year to come up with a list of just five actresses to fill out this category. Certainly it is no fault in the stars themselves, but rather th..
When was the last time you could consider Denzel Washington an underdog? That’s the role he has played in this Oscar race, as Manchester By The Sea star Casey Affleck collected eno..
Bleecker Street is partnering with Steven Soderbergh’s Fingerprint Releasing to distribute his new comedy Logan Lucky in the U.S. An August 18 wide release is being eyed for the he..
Working together on films including Wild and We Bought a Zoo, sound editors Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan were among those making Oscar history on Janua..
EXCLUSIVE: As the overseas rollout of eight-time Oscar nominee Moonlight continues, it’s proving to be a shining light at the international box office. With $3.6M to date, the $1.5..
Santiago Cabrera (Heroes) is set to star opposite Charlie Rowe and Jennifer Finnigan in CBS summer drama series Salvation, from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and CBS Television St..
EXCLUSIVE: The Washington Post has signed an exclusive deal with Storied Media Group to rep the newspaper and its trove of IP for feature films, TV and digital opportunities. It is..
Hey exhibitors — are you listening? A recent Movio/AARP study recently highlighted that the 50+ age group is one of the more devoted moviegoing demos, particularly during Oscar sea..
EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features and Laika’s  great Oscar hope, Kubo And The Two Strings  is coming off a high after a surprise win at BAFTA for Best Animated Feature...
Hannah Hart, a YouTube star who has written books and produced and starred in the Lionsgate movie Dirty 30, has signed a first-look deal with the studio. Under the pact, she will s..
Dreading studio interference on his first comic book project, Suicide Squad makeup and hair designer Alessandro Bertolazzi found none, overcoming the challenges of t..
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi is set to helm Radioactive, a Working Title production based on the 2010 graphic novel by Lauren Redniss, Radioactive..
As the world’s No. 1 licensor, Disney usually drives the conversation at the annual Toy Fair confab. But it’s sure to do so at the event taking place this weekend in New York with ..
The deal includes SPTN taking a selection of the existing truTV content library with acquired series such as Snapped, Paranormal Survivor and Ink Master. Turner will continue to re..
Undoubtedly, award-winning Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren has worked with the best. With a resume comprised of collaborations with David O. Russell (American Hustle, J..
Editors Note: This story originally ran on November 18, 2016. Casey Affleck’s haunting and haunted performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea might have been..
Joe Carnahan has come aboard to write and direct and Frank Grillo has been set to star in The Raid, a new take on the martial arts film franchise launched by Gareth Evans in 2012. ..
There can only be one winner, but each of the Best Picture nominees overcame creative, financial and logistical hurdles to get this close to the finish line. Here are their war sto..
Time Warner just passed one more milestone in its effort to sell itself to AT&T for $85 billion in cash and stock. Holders of 78.8% of its outstanding shares — and 99% of those..
With his three Oscar nominations for La La Land—in the areas of Best Original Score and Best Original Song—composer Justin Hurwitz can count one for each film currently on his..
Editors Note: This story originally ran on December 1, 2016. When Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield gather to speak on their WWII film Hacksaw Ridge, each has jetted into LA from..
It’s been over a year now since Viggo Mortensen embarked on the press circuit for Captain Fantastic, seeing Matt Ross’s second feature, Captain Fantastic, draw raves and ..
Since 2013, Presidents Day weekend at the box office has had the added benefit of Valentine’s Day falling on or adjacent to the four-day holiday weekend. But not this year, which s..
EXCLUSIVE: Benedict Cumberbatch is reteaming with BBC One and Masterpiece for the adaptation of Ian McEwan’s award-winning 1987 novel The Child In Time. Cumberbatch will star in an..
Things were quiet around 3:05 PM on Tuesday at the Miracle Mile construction site of the film academy’s new movie museum. Along Wilshire Blvd., a passer-by was enjoying what seemed..
EXCLUSIVE: The long relationship between Academy Awards producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd goes back to his storied tenure as New Line’s wunderkind bad-boy production pres..
Based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Tangled, the story takes place between the events of the 2010 animated film and the start of the 2012 short film, Tangled Ever After. The se..
Editors Note: This story originally ran on December 22, 2016. A reminder to everyone in town: Michael Shannon has graced us with his towering, square-jawed presence for quite some ..
Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) and Lenora Crichlow (Being Human) are set as series regulars opposite Jack Cutmore-Scott in ABC pilot Deception, an FBI crime drama procedural from Ch..
Once Upon A Time‘s Eion Bailey is set to recur on Amazon’s The Last Tycoon, opposite stars Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins and Rosemarie DeWitt. Written and directed by Bi..
Hagenbuch plays Kimmy Gibbler’s brother Jimmy Gibbler. He’ll join returning stars Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Michael Campion, Elias Harger, Soni Nicole Bri..
A connoisseur of special makeup effects and an admitted Trekkie, makeup artist Joel Harlow signed on to return for Star Trek Beyond, after working on the 2009 reboot, without any h..
Deadline goes behind the camera. EXCLUSIVE: Mandy Moore did an extraordinary job as choreographer of La La Land. It is a shame there is no Oscar category for that , ..
As Dorothy Vaughan in Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures, Octavia Spencer joins a cast of extraordinary characters working at NASA in the 1960s during the height of segregation and th..
EXCLUSIVE: Robert L. Johnson, Chairman of RLJ Entertainment, has upped Traci Otey Blunt to President of Urban Movie Channel, a subscription-based streaming service created for Afri..
Editors Note: This story originally ran on December 12, 2016. When Arrival director Denis Villeneuve first read Ted Chiang’s Story of Your Life, he couldn’t see a clear way to..
The Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani feature love story which was snapped up by Amazon at Sundance for $12M will hit theaters on June 23 in limited release via Lionsgate with a ..
The road to Best Picture for independent films is usually filled with uncertainty and adversity. Only in hindsight does it seem like some beneficent movie god plotted the course, a..
On any given year, if you’re predicting the Oscar nominees for Best Costume Design, it’s a safe guess that Colleen Atwood will be among the bunch. With 11 prior nominations an..
Thanks to 21st Century Fox and AMC Theatres, those residing in 14 U.S. cities will have the opportunity on Feb. 18  to watch the three-time Oscar-nominated movie about the Afr..
EXCLUSIVE: Lea Thompson and Alan Ruck have been cast as the parents of the Shannon Purser’s title character in the Ian Samuels-directed comedy Sierra Burgess Is A Loser. Descr..
The Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race has its share of passionate supporters each year, and has certainly also had its fair share of controversy. The one-two punch of 2007’s 4 ..
Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker refused to submit to No. 2 yesterday, earning an estimated $3.9 million, which is $400K higher than what the industry was expecting. Curre..
20th Century Fox is taking a different approach to marketing its upcoming film, A Cure for Wellness, by using fake news to promote the psychological thriller. A handful of websites..