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2017-03-30
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Jason Ropell, VP of worldwide motion pictures at Amazon Studios told attendees at their afternoon luncheon before the company unveiled its slate, “I have a very vivid memory of bei..
EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna Pictures has made a number of executive hires in both marketing and distribution as it has methodically built out its executive ranks to become a studio. Since..
The Paramount Network, a general entertainment channel which will replace Spike in early 2018, just announced its inaugural slate, which includes two new series migrating from TV L..
A.D. Miles, head writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, who has been with the host since the launch of his late-night show, is stepping down after eight years of workin..
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight’s Season 1 finale of Legion. With a nod to Marvel’s big-screen tendency to feature a pivotal post-credits scene, tonight’s ..
2017-03-29
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The packed audience inside Caeasar’s Palace for Warner Bros.’ presentation were jazzed over the peeks they got from the studio on its D.C. Comic-based films — Justice League, Wonde..
Sony had a trailer, and Warner Bros. came to CinemaCon with a mesmerizing behind the scenes feature of Blade Runner 2049 with more shock and awe visuals, complete with the cas..
“The reality of the motion picture business is that a film is not truly complete until it plays in a theater,” said Peter Kujawaski, chairman of Focus Features, who said it is the ..
Gary Oldman said that every role he has taken has had its challenges but with his transformation as Winston Churchill it was “a hard one.” Oldman came on stage during the Focus Fea..
Gary Oldman said that every role he has taken has had its challenges, but with his transformation as Winston Churchill it was “a hard one.” Oldman came on stage during the Focus Fe..
EXCLUSIVE: After acquiring The Little Hours at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Gunpowder & Sky is set to release the quirky comedy about nuns gone wild in theaters on June ..
When a fresh face enters the exhibition biz, it’s a head-turner. Historically, exhibition in the U.S. had been built on family-run enterprises, from owning the brick and mortar to ..
ABC has pulled freshman drama series Time After Time from its schedule after five low-rated episodes. The Kevin Williamson time-travel drama will be replaced by Match Game on Sunda..
The press corps at CinemaCon was wondering why the studio had blocked out three hours — three hours! — for their presentation this morning, especially after Disney pulled its ..
Advertisers piggybacked on hits including Finding Dory, Rogue One, The Secret Life of Pets, and Deadpool last year as they spent $758.3 million to hawk their wares at movie theater..
Killer Content CEO Adrienne Becker is joining Annapurna to be its Chief Operating Officer, the latest exec movie at Megan Ellison’s growing operation. Becker will be tasked with le..
Refresh for updates Some studios crank the music up and march out their stars when firing off their CinemaCon panels. Universal is taking the business suit and button-down rou..
Every day it seems like there is some new revelation about the Trump team’s alleged Russian contacts. The Trump team keeps failing to disclose and then giving shifting explanations..
Longtime writing partners Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (Birds Of A Feather) are developing a new version of classic British comedy The New Statesman. The original starred the la..
CinemaCon came into full swing on Tuesday with presentations from STX in the morning, Paramount in the afternoon, and Disney (including a screening of Pirates Of The Caribbean..
2017-03-28
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SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about tonight’s series finale of Bones.  Everybody survived the bomb explosions, Seeley Booth got his man, Temperance Brennan’s asto..
We’re here live at the Paramount CinemaCon presentation. Last year, the Baywatch cast made a promise to be here, and they’re making good on that. A swarm of bathing-suit ..
“It’s time to fight like your world depends on it.” That’s the tagline for An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the follow-up to Al Gore and Davis Guggenheim’s Oscar-winning 200..
Paramount’s motion picture group president Marc Evans promised during ComicCon today that the studio will be working even more closely with its sister Viacom TV brands, the most im..
UPDATED, 4:08 PM: Weinstein Co.’s animated feature Leap! is on the move again, stateside. The toon about a Paris orphan with dreams of becoming a ballet st..
Sol Negrin, five-time Emmy-nominated cinematographer, best known for his work on Kojak (1974-77) and St. Elsewhere (1982), died on March 20, ICG confirmed today. He was 88. Born in..
The world’s largest movie exhibition chain just became a little bigger: Wanda Group’s AMC Entertainment today closed its $964 million deal to buy Stockholm-based Nordic Cinema Grou..
UPDATED, 1:00 PM: Asked by Deadline about whether the studios or other companies will be able to pull off Premium Video on Demand (PVOD), NATO President and CEO John Fithian said, ..
When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn’t about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, t..
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired rights outside the UK to British comedy feature Mindhorn. Written by Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby of cult favorite The Mighty Boosh, the film ma..
Robert Rodriguez will direct STX Entertainment’s animated Ugly Dolls, based on the kids toys, which the company has long planned as the film to launch its family and animation divi..
Box office might be at record levels, but the film industry is going to sustain these levels, it has to learn to turn the booming millennial social media to its advantage. Tha..
STX Entertainment returned to CinemaCon after making a big splash a year ago, this year armed with EuropaCorp’s slate including Luc Besson’s $180M sci-fi movie Valerian, which..
Investigation Discovery has given a greenlight to The Von Bulow Affair, the network’s first scripted limited series, and has set premiere dates for its first two scripted movies as..
Discovery Channel is unveiling 18 new series and 20 returning series for its 2017-2018 season for its upfront presentation to advertisers today in New York. New series and specials..
Disney’s Beauty And The Beast continues to have moviegoers in a swoon as Belle and the gang grossed another $17.1M global yesterday to bring the worldwide cume to $710.5M through M..
B&B Theatres, the nation’s seventh largest exhibitor, as well as number of other theater chains are making Fandango their go-to advance ticket retailer. This ups Fandango’s wor..
Nichole Bloom (Superstore) and Victoria Pratt (Heartland) have joined the cast of Lazer Team 2, YouTube Red’s original movie from Fullscreen and Rooster Teeth. The sequel to the 20..
Smurfette, the only female member of venerable blue humanoid group The Smurfs, has been axed from the movie poster of Smurfs: The Lost Village in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bn..
Perhaps the biggest CinemaCon gathering yet in the seven years the reinvented ShoWest has been coming to Las Vegas kicked off tonight at the gigantic Caesars Palace Colosseum Theat..
Refresh for updates: Sony is kicking off the first night of CinemaCon and, boy, are we seeing a lot tonight. On deck are Sony Pictures Motion Group Chairman Tom Rothman, globa..
Sony capped off their CinemaCon presentation tonight with a brand new five-minute clip of its upcoming Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, due out on Dec. 22. Introducin..
After scoring glowing reviews out of the South by Southwest film festival, Edgar Wright’s action heist pic Baby Driver starring Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Kevin Sp..
2017-03-27
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If Comic-Con is known for announcing guest stars on fan-fave TV shows, then CinemaCon is known for its release date announcements. Ahead of its presentation here in Las Vegas tomor..
“It’s not the Minnesota I grew up in, I tell ya that.” Hardly. That’s Ewan McGregor as Emmit Stussy, the Parking Lot King of the state, who finds himself mixed up with the wrong gu..
EXCLUSIVE: Amber Heard is attached to topline Chockstone Pictures and Nick Wechsler Productions’ crime thriller The Kind Worth Killing, with Agnieszka Holland at the helm. The..
EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate will team with Manchester By The Sea distributor Roadside Attractions to co-release Stronger, and they’ve set a September 22 bow. Stronger, which stars Jake Gy..
HBO is pairing up two of the marquee names on its talent roster, with veteran David Milch possibly joining True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for a potential third season of the..
Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly column, two old friends get together and grind their axes, mostly on the movie busi..
20th Century Fox has acquired a pitch for a musical movie inspired by the life of Pharrell Williams, Deadline has confirmed. The project extends the relationship between the studio..
At last year’s CinemaCon, the exhibition and distribution community were up in arms over Sean Parker and Prem Akkaraju’s Screening Room pitch to bring movies into the home simultan..
2017-03-26
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Power Rangers? Twenty-four years later on the big screen? In the wake of such mega young adult hits like Hunger Games and Twilight, Power Rangers may initially ..
Illumination and Universal Pictures’ animated let’s-put-on-a-show show, Sing, has reached the $600M mark at global turnstiles. The current split on the Garth Jennings-directed char..
Refresh for latest…: Disney’s Beauty And The Beast continued to shine in the sophomore session with another $119.2M at the international box office — a less than 35% drop from open..
2017-03-25
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The Pretty Little Liars stars greeted excited fans at Saturday’s PaleyFest event, which took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Shay Mitchell,..
Dan Aykroyd, one of the speakers honoring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds during the public memorial for the famed mother-daughter pair, was describing his friend Carrie but..
2017-03-24
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Fox Searchlight is taking Wilson, starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern and Judy Greer, to more than 300 theaters this weekend. The title, which debuted at Sundance in January, is o..
I’ve just learned that Jonathan Weisgal, the former CAA agent who was a titan in the early days of the rise of the indie film business, passed away Sunday in Los Angeles at age 55...
A line at the end of a Q&A session by Hollywood financier-turned-U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin has raised eyebrows at some ethics groups after he told attendees to ..
“This has been a project so near and dear to my heart, and I was truly looking forward to helping tell this story,” Cher said in a statement. “Unfortunately, I will be unable to le..
Netflix has extended its deal with Adam Sandler, who has quietly established himself as the streaming service’s king of feature comedy.  As Sandler preps the fourth film in th..
John Leguizamo has been cast opposite Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch in Waco, a six-part event series produced by Weinstein TV, set to air on Paramount Network in 2018. Producti..
Netflix is in talks to make the movie Dirt about the rise of 1980s heavy metal band Motley Crue. Pic is based on the New York Times bestseller The Dirt: Confess..
Lionsgate’s release of Saban’s Power Rangers racked up $3.6 million last night at 2,700 domestic sites. The pic, directed by Dean Israelite and based on the multibillion-..
2017-03-23
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When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn’t about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, t..
Amy Schumer won’t be doing the Barbie movie at Sony Pictures after all. The comic actress had been attached in December to star in a PG-rated live-action film based on the venerabl..
When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn’t about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, t..
Pic marks the directorial debut of American Sniper scribe Jason Hall and is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by David Finkel, which Hall adapted. It centers on a ..
Daniel Espinosa is getting back in business with his Life star Jake Gyllenhaal. Gyllenhall and Riva Marker’s Ninestories and Bold Films have optioned rights to Seth Harp’s Rolling ..
EXCLUSIVE: While Dylan Clark is figuring out the next iteration of the Universal-based producing shingle Bluegrass after his partner Scott Stuber left to run the feature film divis..
Eliza Dushku will join CBS’ Bull beginning Tuesday, May 9. Dushku will play J.P. Nunnelly, the savvy head of the best criminal defense firm in New York, who is hired by Dr. Ja..
EXCLUSIVE: It’s a beautiful story inspired by true events that happened in the life of one of its filmmakers. Greg Kinnear is attached to star in Piano Lessons, about a husban..
When it comes to clocking Wednesday box office records, it’s a challenging feat for any film that’s already in release because they’re competing against those titles that actu..
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who’s lent his name and financial backing to stage shows by Colin Quinn, will produce Letters From A Nut by Ted L. Nancy, slated to run at the Geffen Playh..
“There’s so much crazy stuff going on, and this whole Trump and Russia thing isn’t going away anytime soon,” Jimmy Kimmel forecast at the top of his ABC late-night show. “According..
2017-03-22
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EXCLUSIVE: Joe and Anthony Russo have made a deal with Swiss Army Man writer/directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (aka The Daniels) for their next feature. The film is being ..
HGTV is boosting its 2017 programming lineup with nine new series, including a Fixer Upper spinoff and franchises of the popular series Flip or Flop, as well as rele..
EXCLUSIVE: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman have acquired movie rights to Lincoln In The Bardo, the bestselling novel from George Saunders that hit shelves last month. The pair wil..
EXCLUSIVE: Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight has passed the $50M global mark with a total through Tuesday of $56.1M. The split breaks down to $28.6M international box office and ..
Will Michael Shannon, who has already dipped his toe in the DC Comics world playing Superman’s nemesis Zod for Warner Bros, add a Marvel role to his resume? We’re hearing the ..
Three new major studio releases this weekend will find it impossible to cut into Beauty and the Beast‘s dance at the box office, which is well on its way to crossing $300M. The liv..
“I like to watch.” In uttering that line in the 1979 movie Being There, Chauncey Gardiner (Peter Sellers) was confessing his addiction to television. Now we have Donald Trump, who ..
NBC has unveiled a trailer for the Love Actually reunion that will air during the network’s Red Nose Day Special in May. The clip features several familiar cast memb..
Kevin Hart and Ed Helms introduce their upcoming animated pic — and debate whether clothes make the superhero — in this new sneak peek at DreamWorks Animation’s Captain U..
In what French film industry group l’ARP sees as a potential sign of what’s to come should France’s far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen advance in May’s local elections,..
Chuck Barris, host of The Gong Show, died Tuesday, March 21, of natural causes in Palisades, New York, The Associated Press confirmed. He was 87. Best known for hosting the 1970s N..