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‘Maniac’: Sonoya Mizuno Cast As Regular & Julia Garner To Recur In Emma Stone-Jonah Hill Netflix Series

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Sonoya Mizuno is set as a series regular and Julia Garner will recur opposite Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in the high-profile 10-episode Netflix series Maniac. Character details for both are being kept under wraps. Filming recently began on the Paramount TV/Anonymous Content dark comedy in New York City, with Cary Fukunaga set to direct all episodes. Maniac, written by Patrick Somerville based on the 2014 Norwegian series, revolves around the fantasy worlds of Hill and… Read


Anthony Scaramucci Delivers Stephen Colbert His Second Biggest Weekly Win Ever

Stephen Colbert's Late Show won Scaramucci Week by the program's second largest margin ever, topping NBC"s Tonight Show by 770K viewers. Monday's Late Show broadcast, featuring America's shortest-tenured White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci clocked 3.6M viewers – Colbert's biggest ever Monday crowd. The Mooch was a big get, also putting Colbert on top that night among viewers aged 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34. But Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show won the week of… Read


‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Finale Clocks In As Series’ Longest Ever

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The final episode of the second to last season of Game of Thrones will be the series' longest so far, HBO officially confirmed today. At 79 minutes and 43 seconds, the Jeremy Podeswa-directed "The Dragon and the Wolf" episode easily outstrips the running time of just over 70 minutes of August 20's  game-changing 'Beyond The Wall.' Before Sunday's episode the previous longest GoT was the "The Winds Of Winter" Season 6 finale of June 26, 2016. Executive producers David… Read


Norman Lear & Peter Tolan’s ‘Guess Who Died’ Comedy Lands At NBC With Big Commitment

Norman Lear’s longtime passion project Guess Who Died is coming closer to reality. The single-camera comedy, on which he has teamed with Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan, has landed at NBC with a pilot production commitment. Sony TV, where Tolan is under an overall deal and where Lear has the Netflix revival of his One Day At A Time, is the studio. Based on Lear’s personal experiences and in partnership with Tolan, Guess Who Died is described as a humorous and inspiring look… Read


Lionsgate TV Exec Andy Richley Joins Fox 21 Television Studios As SVP Programming & Development

Veteran Lionsgate TV development executive Andy Richley has been named SVP Programming and Development at Fox 21 Television Studios. He will develop series for cable channels and streaming services, reporting to Fox 21 TV Studios president Bert Salke. Richley moves to Fox 21 TV Studios following a 12-year stint in development and programming at Lionsgate Television, the last six as SVP. He played a key role in the development of such series as Showtime's Weeds and Nurse Ja… Read


Michael Kenneth Williams’ Role Cut From ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Movie Amid Reshoots

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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Kenneth Williams, an Emmy nominee for his supporting role in HBO’s The Night Of, will not be in the new Star Wars stand-alone Han Solo movie after all. His part has been cut amid the reshoots now underway with new director Ron Howard. Williams said the revamped production schedule conflicted with his commitment to spy drama The Red Sea Diving Resort, his new movie now shooting in South Africa with Ben Kingsley and Chris Evans. "I felt great about what I… Read


Cinematographers’ ASC Awards Focuses On 2018 Date

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The American Society of Cinematographers’ 2018 ASC Awards are set for February 17 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, the organization said today. Nominations in feature film TV and Spotlight categories will be announced January 10. The ASC has opened submissions in the TV categories Episode of a Television Series – Commercial; Episode of a Television Series – Non-Commercial; and Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot Made for TV. The deadline to enter is… Read


Nationwide Casting Call Underway For Fox’s Live Musical ‘A Christmas Story’

A nationwide digital casting call is underway for the lead role of Ralphie Parker in Fox’s live musical production of A Christmas Story airing in December. The character description: "Ralphie" is a bright, but not precocious, nine-year-old boy whose only dream is to get a Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas. Auditions are open now through Tuesday, August 29, at 11:59 PM PT. Submissions will be accepted digitally only via… Read


Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Stand-Up Special Gets Teasers & Premiere Date

Stop us if you heard these before. On second thought, don’t. Jerry Before Seinfeld is the title of Netflix’s stand-up special starring a little comic you might have heard of, chronicling Jerry Seinfeld’s return to the intimate Comic Strip in NYC that launched his career. The hourlong special will start streaming September 19 on Netflix. Check out a couple of clips below featuring some of his classic bits. Seinfeld fans will be familiar with some of the gags in the new… Read


Roland Møller Cast In Rawson Marshall Thurber’s ‘Skyscraper’

EXCLUSIVE: Actor Roland Møller has landed one of the main roles in the Legendary/Universal film Skyscraper, written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell and Chin Han, the pic centers former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader (Johnson) on assignment in Hong Kong where he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. The action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn via his FlynnPictureCo… Read


‘Black Samurai’ Drama Starring Common Lands At Starz With Jerry Bruckheimer & RZA Producing

Starz has nabbed for development action-drama series Black Samurai (working title), starring and executive produced by Common. Black Samurai hails from Jerry Bruckheimer Television as well as RZA’s Wu Films and Common’s Freedom Road Productions which originated the project a year ago. Based on the Black Samurai novels written by Marc Olden, the series is written by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley (National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Bad Boys II) who are… Read


Celluloid Dreams Names Charlotte Mickie As VP Ahead Of Toronto, Revs Up Sales Rights To Biker Thriller ‘1%’

International sales, production and financing company Celluloid Dreams has hired former Mongrel Media and eOne exec Charlotte Mickie as VP as it gears up for the Toronto International Film Festival. Mickie’s first acquisition for sales on behalf of Celluloid is 1%, director Stephen McCallum’s Aussie feature about brotherhood, loyalty and betrayal in the primal underworld of outlaw biker gangs that will have its world premiere at Toronto next month. The company is handling… Read