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New Hollywood Podcast: Will Yun Lee Talks ‘The Good Doctor’, The Challenges For Asian American Actors

When actor Will Yun Lee started in the business, there weren’t many roles out there for Asian American actors which made it competitive for APA actors. Fast forward to 2018 and the TV and film roles have been slowly, yet surely diversifying for actors of color — specifically for Asian Americans. Lee visited the New Hollywood Podcast (his first podcast, by the way) to talk about how he got his start in Hollywood and how it paved the path to his current role on The Good Doct… Read

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Netflix, Michael Bay, Ryan Reynolds & Skydance Set Action Franchise ‘Six Underground’

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EXCLUSIVE: In what would amount to its biggest budget feature project yet, Netflix is partnering with Skydance Media on Six Underground, an action thriller that Michael Bay will direct with Deadpool‘s Ryan Reynolds starring. Sources said the commitment here is in the $150M range, and Bay will start production this summer for 2019 release. The project was developed by Skydance from a script by Deadpool screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, and it’s a high… Read

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Bill Gold Dies: ‘Casablanca’, ‘The Exorcist’, ‘J. Edgar’ Poster Designer Was 97

Bill Gold, the graphic designer responsible for some of the most indelible and powerful images in Hollywood history, died Sunday at Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut. He was 97, and his death, the result of complications of Alzheimer's disease, was confirmed by a family spokeswoman. Gold was remembered on Twitter by, among others, Malcolm McDowell, whose image as the knife-wielding droog of A Clockwork Orange was captured in Gold’s unforgettable poster (see it and other… Read

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‘Kidding’ Casts Bernard White; Bria Vinaite Joins ‘The OA’

Bernard White (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) is set to recur opposite Jim Carrey and Catherine Keener in Showtime's upcoming half-hour comedy series Kidding. The story centers around Jeff aka Mr. Pickles (Carrey), a beloved children’s television personality, whose life suddenly begins to unravel when his family (wife, two sons, sister, and father) begins to implode. What results is a slow leak of insanity that is both hilarious and heartbreaking. White will play… Read

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CBS Sets Summer Premiere Dates For ‘Big Brother’, ‘TKO’ & ‘Salvation’ Season 2

CBS today set summer premiere dates for reality stalwart Big Brother, drama Salvation and the launch of obstacle-course series TKO: Total Knock Out. The 20th season of Big Brother will at 8 PM June 27. Hosted by Julie Chen, the reality stalwart again will air three nights a week, with the two-hour Wednesday premiere followed by 9 PM Thursday and 8 PM Sunday broadcasts. Starting July 4, the series moves to its regular 9 PM slot on Wednesdays. The network notes that all… Read

Business

‘Roseanne’ Steals Spotlight As NBC, CBS Repeat Season Wins In Demo, Viewers

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NBC will finish the 2017-18 TV season at No. 1 in the key 18-49 demographic group, marking its fourth win in five years. With three nights left to count in the traditional TV season, NBC will bag the biggest percentage win of any network in the demo in people-meter history. CBS takes another victory lap as the country's most watched network, hanging on to that crown for a 10th consecutive season, and 15 of the past 16. But ABC Roseanne return, after a two-decade hiatus… Read

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Ann Dowd, Jeff Perry & Allison Tolman Star In ‘Speed Of Life’ Movie

EXCLUSIVE: Ann Dowd, Scandal‘s Jeff Perry, and Allison Tolman (Good Girls, Downward Dog)) will star in Speed Of Life, a film written and directed by Liz Manashil. The pic is an ode to the David Bowie song of the same name and follows a woman who has a chance to reflect on her life when a wormhole opens upon David Bowie's death. Nicolaas Bertelsen, Josh Compton, and Pardis Sullins produced the project. Dowd, currently co-starring in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, is repped by… Read

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Universal Television Alternative Studio Names Jason Steinberg Head Of Postproduction

Former The Apprentice and The Biggest Loser editor/co-producer Jason Steinberg is the new head of postproduction at Universal Television Alternative Studio. Steinberg will be responsible for overseeing postproduction on all current and upcoming UTAS projects, collaborating with executives, producers, directors and editors and working with external vendors to ensure that each project's vision is achieved. "Everyone in the business is constantly vying for Jason's expert… Read

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‘The Sinner’: Elisha Henig Cast As Series Regular In Season 2 Of USA Network Series

Former Alex, Inc. star Elisha Henig is set as a lead opposite Bill Pullman and Carrie Coon on the second season of USA Network’s praised drama series The Sinner, from Universal Cable Productions. Season 2 lures Detective Harry Ambrose (Pullman) back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime — parents murdered by their 11-year-old son Julian (Henig), with no apparent motive. As Ambrose realizes there's nothing ordinary about the… Read

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‘A Quiet Place’ Now Louder Than ‘Get Out’ As Paramount Rebounds At The B.O.

In the midst of the Viacom-CBS merger melee, Paramount Pictures is turning itself around and can celebrate the fact that their low budget horror thriller A Quiet Place has bested Universal/Blumhouse’s Get Out at the domestic box office, $176.5M to $176M. And the John Krasinski-directed movie which stars himself and his wife Emily Blunt isn’t slowing down eight weekends after its release with a recent 3-day of $3.9M at 2,327 locations. Next to other horror thrillers… Read

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Archstone Distribution Acquires ‘Beach House’ Thriller Starring Willa Fitzgerald

EXCLUSIVE: Archstone Distribution has picked up the worldwide distribution rights to Beach House, with plans to release the thriller in theaters June 22. Jason Saltiel co-wrote and directed the pic, which stars Willa Fitzgerald (MTV's Scream: The TV Series, PBS’ Little Women) Murray Bartlett, Orlagh Cassidy, and Tom Hammond. It follows Emma (Fitzgerald), whose quiet beach retreat takes an unsettling turn with the arrival of an enigmatic artist from her mother's past, Paul… Read

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Latin Grammys Staying On Univision With 10-Year Rights Deal; 2018 Show Date Set

Univision Communications and the Latin Recording Academy are duetting on a 10-year for TV rights to the Latin Grammys. The deal extends their partnership set in 2005 and keeps the Biggest Night in Latin Music on the Spanish-language network through 2028. The parties today also set the 19th annual Latin Grammy Awards for November 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The trophy show will air live on Univision, including multiplatform coverage across its portfolio… Read