UPDATE: SAG-AFTRA Executive’s Daughter Returns Home Safely
UPDATE 11:16 PM: SAG-AFTRA Spokeswoman Pamela Greenwalt tells Deadline that Reyna Danielle Johnson-Calderon, the 21-year-old daughter of SAG-AFTRA executive Anna Calderon who has been missing since Friday, has returned home safely. No further information is available at this time.
Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in finding Reyna Danielle Johnson-Calderon, who was reported missing Monday after leaving her home in Sherman Oaks about 9 AM… Read
The First ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Hits Like A Punch To The Head
Disney is flexing every single one of its synergistic muscles in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, using (Disney-owned) ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the mouse house’s biggest franchises. Last night’s Star Wars edition of the show kicked things off, and tonight a special all-Marvel show followed. Making the episode something of a must-watch was the appearance by Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. Teased in advance as part of a “BIG” surprise related to Captain Amer… Read
Kevin Costner To Narrate MMA Doc ‘Hurt Business’; Kickboxer Remake Sequel A Go
Kevin Costner will be giving voice to every wince, slap and ouch you see and will narrate The Hurt Business, a new documentary about the world of ultimate fighting that shines a light on the daily lives of some of the sport’s top fighters, as well as its controversial history and growing popularity.
Directed and written by Vlad Yudin, the film follows Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad "Suga" Evans, and Ronda… Read
Sony Slapped With Negligence Suit By Ex-VP On Hacking Anniversary
A year to the day that Sony was ripped open by a massive hacking, the fallout continues from the public disclosure of private and corporate information. While one set of lawsuits move towards a multi-million settlement, today the studio's former VP, Global Commercial Planning and Innovation Amy Heller hit Sony and other defendants with a multi-damages defamation, negligence and invasion of privacy lawsuit.
In her 5-claim jury seeking complaint, Heller wants unspecified… Read
Deadline’s The Contenders: ‘99 Homes’ Director Ramin Bahrani On Shannon, Garfield & “Web Of Corruption”
The economic and social ramifications of the Great Recession were very much on display in 99 Homes at our all-day The Contenders awards-season event November 7 at the DGA. Kicking off Broad Green Pictures’ portion of the day, director Ramin Bahrani told the packed house about the extensive research and preparation he did on the film about Florida's housing crisis. Talking about working with stars Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, Bahrani also told me how he was… Read
Amazon Has No Regrets As ‘Man In The High Castle’ Ad Campaign Pulled From NYC Subway – Update
UPDATED, 5:16 PM: Today the controversial refitted Nazi and Imperial Japan imagery from Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle that was on New York City subway cars has come off. I’m told by sources that the decision to remove the ads for the new streaming series was not made by Amazon but by the Big Apple’s MTA after some pressure from high up the Empire State and NYC food chain. On both the outside and inside of the vehicles, the imagery depicting an Axis Powers-ruled… Read
‘Grease Live’ First-Look Promo: Hand Jives & Fast Times At Rydell High
Well-a, well-a, well-a, unngghh — here’s our first video peek at the stars of Fox musical special Grease Live. Julianne Hough, Aaron Tviet, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen and others show off their moves in a spotless Rydell High hallway (a far cry from any at L.A.’s Venice High, where some of the 1978 movie’s scenes were shot). There’s ’50s cool, ’50s kitsch and ’50s in-between as Zuko, Sandy, Rizzo, Kenickie and myriad T-Birds and Pink Ladies try to… Read
Bridge Independent & Ketchup Ink Digital Deal
EXCLUSIVE: Straight Outta Compton producer Bill Straus’ newly relaunched sales outfit Bridge Independent and indie distributor-financier Ketchup Entertainment are teaming on a digital distribution pipeline for select titles from Bridge’s indie slate. The plan is to distribute 5-10 titles a year with a marketing push.
As a former executive at New Line, Straus in 2012 founded New York-based BGP Film, where he has repped recent pics including Darling, Buzzard, Through A Lens… Read
‘The Danish Girl’s Tom Hooper On “Moving” Transgender Response To The Film – AwardsLine Screening
Detailing the life and loves of the first individual known to undergo gender affirmation surgery, Focus Features’ The Danish Girl vaults right into the Oscar race in a year that has seen transgender issues scale new heights in our culture. Talking to director Tom Hooper, screenwriter Lucinda Coxon and producer Anne Harrison after our packed November 19 AwardsLine screening of the film, the connection between the realities and politics of the early 20th century depicted in… Read
Alec Baldwin, Laurence Fishburne, LaTanya Richardson Jackson To Read At Arthur Miller’s 100th Birthday Party
The centenary of the Death Of A Salesman playwright’s birth is being celebrated with Broadway revivals and much academic truffle-sniffing, but this event might get closest to the heart of Arthur Miller’s legacy: The Arthur Miller Foundation has announced a star-filled Broadway benefit performance on January 25. The one-night-only gathering to raise funds for the Foundation's theater and film education programs will feature performances by Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, Lauren… Read
College Sex Scandal Drama From Jessica Mecklenburg & Rod Lurie Lands At NBC
NBC has put into development a university-set hourlong drama penned by former Resurrection writer Jessica Mecklenburg that has Rod Lurie attached to direct the pilot and executive produce. The project, titled Fated, is from Michael Eisner’s Tornante TV and Universal Television.
The plot revolves around two brothers at the top of their game — one the president of a Texas university and the other the revered football coach — and the sex scandal that threatens to unravel… Read
TiVo Reports Record Sub Growth As It Starts To Look For A New CEO
TiVo’s had a hard time persuading Wall Street that there’s still a place for its DVRs in an increasingly competitive market for TV boxes. But its just-released report for the quarter ending in October, and plans for 2016, may help a little.
The company reported the biggest-ever net increase in its customer base: It added 418,000 from the end of July, bringing its global total to 6.5 million — a 26% increase vs the same point last year. More than 85% come from deals with… Read