‘Ice’ Teaser Trailer: First Look At Antoine Fuqua’s Audience Diamond Trade Drama
“Each diamond has lived a life. Persevered. Suffered…Each one tells us a story, and that story, no matter how many times it’s told, can outlive us all.” We’re getting a first look at Ice, Antoine Fuqua's upcoming drama series for A&T's Audience network.
The 10-episode series, from Fuqua's Fuqua Films and Entertainment One, was named after the slang word for diamonds. Written/exec produced by Robert Munic, it follows the Green family as they plunge into the underbelly of… Read
Molly Parker, Miranda July & Newcomer Helena Howard Topline Indie Pic ‘Movie No. 1’
EXCLUSIVE: Emmy nominee Molly Parker (House of Cards) has signed to star in the indie feature tentatively titled Movie No. 1, alongside Miranda July and newcomer Helena Howard. The pic is filming in New York City.
From writer-director Josephine Decker, Movie No. 1 follows an ambitious theater director (Parker) who begins to weave the troubled interior life of her young star (Howard) into her new play. But when the teen actor takes the performance offstage, the question… Read
L.A. OKs 17% Fee Hike For On-Location Fire Safety Officers
Starting next Monday, it's going to be 17% more expensive for producers to hire uniformed fire safety officers in the City of Los Angeles. Currently, the city charges $64 an hour for the officers; beginning October 3, the rate will go up to $75 an hour, with a four-hour minimum. The officers often are required to be present on locations when filming special effects and pyrotechnics, or when filming in fire-sensitive areas.
Notice of the fee hike was posted on the website… Read
HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Gallops Into New York Comic-Con
The HBO series inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton movie will ride into the Javits Center for New York Comic-Con at 3:30 PM Sunday, October 9, at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Westworld skipped San Diego Comic-Con, but to jibe with its October 2 premiere date, always had a stop planned at the NYC event.
HBO will screen the second episode, followed by a panel discussion with showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, along with cast members Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and… Read
‘Will & Grace’ Distracts Media On Debate Day With Reunion Tease
An oddly timed stunt has pundits who cover TV speculating the cast of Will & Grace are about to issue a video in support of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after the cast spent the weekend tweeting photos of themselves with cryptic messages such as:
I used to be able to do this without glasses… pic.twitter.com/l9ctYCZqH6
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) September 26, 2016
…and a group shot of Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mulla… Read
Nathan Lane, John Slattery Are ‘Front Page’ News At Broadway Box Office
Six shows in previews bulked up the new Broadway season and all of them drew audience interest across a wide range of genres, from seasonal songfest (Holiday Inn) to modern classic (The Cherry Orchard) and new work (Heisenberg, The Encounter, Oh, Hello). Leading the pack was a revival of The Front Page, with an all-star crew headed up by Nathan Lane and John Slattery, coming on like gangbusters.
The Ben Hecht/Charles MacArthur melocomedy, staged by Jack O’Brien, played… Read
Kyle Bornheimer Joins Netflix’s ‘Little Evil’; Mira Sorvino Goes ‘Behind The Glass’
Kyle Bornheimer has joined the cast of Little Evil, the Netflix horror comedy starring Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly. Eli Craig is writing and directing the pic, about a man named Gary (Scott) who marries the woman of his dreams in Samantha (Lily) but finds out her 6-year-old son just might be the Antichrist. It is eyeing a 2017 bow on the streaming service. Bornehimer, whose recent credits include Hulu's Casual, Angel From Hell, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Better Call Saul… Read
‘Pacific Rim 2’ Adds ‘Emerald City’s Adria Arjona
EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Pictures has closed a deal for Adria Arjona to join Pacific Rim 2 alongside John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian and Cailee Spaeny. Steven S. DeKnight is directing the sequel based on the world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham.
Arjona headlines NBC’s upcoming series Emerald City as Dorothy Gale. The retelling of The Wizard of Oz air on Jan. 6. Arjona, who is repped by UTA, One Entertainment and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder… Read
Viceland’s ‘Desus & Mero’ Gets Showrunner & Premiere Date
Viceland has set 11 PM, Monday, October 17 for the premiere of its new late-night show Desus & Mero.
Vice Media also announced today that the show’s production team will be headed by Emmy-winning executive producer Erik Rydholm (ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn, Highly Questionable).
Desus & Mero picks up where the duo’s Bodega Boys podcast ends, featuring the Bronx-bred pals Desus Nice and The Kid Mero sounding off on the issues of the day, covering news… Read
Jodie Foster To Receive Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award
BAFTA LA will bestow its Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film to Jodie Foster as part of this year’s Britannia Awards set for October 28 at the Beverly Hilton. She rounds out an honors lineup that includes Ang Lee (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing), Samuel L. Jackson (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment), Ricky Gervais (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy), Ewan… Read
Bill Pullman To Star In Jessica Biel’s USA Crime Drama Pilot ‘The Sinner’
Bill Pullman is set as the male lead opposite Jessica Biel in USA Network’s crime drama pilot The Sinner.
Created and written by Derek Simonds based on Petra Hammesfahr's book and executive produced by Biel, The Sinner focuses on Cora Tanner (Biel), a young mother who, overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling and very public act of violence — and to her horror has no idea why. Pullman will play Harry Ambrose, a sensitive, dogged detective who finds… Read
MTV Developing Drama From John Swetnam & Fabrik Entertainment
MTV has put in development KRawl, a drama from John Swetnam, producer Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate of Fabrik Entertainment.
kRawl is the story of a young woman whose social media account begins showing her posts a day in advance. Now armed with the power to see the future, she finds herself embroiled in a mysterious conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone around her.
Swetnam’s credits include the Fullscreen series Making Moves and feature films Into the Storm… Read