No. 9 ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Box Office Profits – 2017 Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament
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, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources.
GUARDIANS OF THE… Read
Former ‘Apprentice’ Contestant May Proceed With Defamation Suit Against Donald Trump, Judge Rules
Noting that no one is above the law, a Manhattan judge has ruled that former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos may proceed with her defamation case against President Donald Trump.
Judge Jennifer Schecter today denied a motion made by Trump’s lawyers to either dismiss the case or issue a continuance until the president leaves office.
Zervos, a 2006 Apprentice contestant repped by attorney Gloria Allred, claims Trump sexually assaulted her twice in 2007. She says that at… Read
‘Best F(r)iends’ Clip: Tommy Wiseau Makes Room For Another Cult Masterpiece In Bizarre Noir Thriller
EXCLUSIVE: It’s been about 15 years since Tommy Wiseau released The Room which has since become a so-bad-that-its-good cult phenomenon which led to the critically acclaimed The Disaster Artist. Now Wiseau and his partner in crime Greg Sestero are back with Best F(r)iends and based on the exclusive clip above, they are taking it to another level when it comes to serving us some disastrous brilliance.
Best F(r)iends touts itself as a Los Angeles-based noir thriller with… Read
Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon & Emily Mortimer Join ‘Honey In The Head’ Redo
Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon and Emily Mortimer will star in Honey In the Head, based on the German film Honig Im Kopf, directed by Til Schweiger, who is also aboard to direct the English-language remake. Nolte will play an Alzheimer's patient-turned-widower after 50 years of marriage. Dillon will play his son, an American born husband and father living in England suffering marital woes with his wife (Mortimer). Together, they raise their daughter. As the grandfather decides… Read
Bankruptcy Reveals Wild List Of Who The Weinstein Company Owes Money To: Malia Obama, David Bowie, Michael Bay
Some names on the list of Weinstein Co. creditors are not unexpected, given the company’s business dealings over the years: Quentin Tarrantino, Kevin Smith, Dame Judi Dench.
But some of the thousands of names on the 394-page list of people owed money by the bankrupt company jump off the page, among them David Bowie, Michael Bay, Malia Obama, Boris Becker, Ryan Coogler, Daniel Radcliffe, Robert De Niro and Darlene Love. (Check out the full, 394 page list here — you, too… Read
Endemol Shine North America Taps Christmas Rini As Head Of Unscripted Development, Launches Syndication Unit
Endemol Shine North America continues its restructuring under Sharon Levy, the company’s new President, Unscripted and Scripted Television.
Veteran unscripted development executive Christmas Rini has joined the company as EVP Development, Unscripted Original Series. She will work alongside DJ Nurre, who was recently brought in as EVP, Unscripted Original Series, with Rini overseeing unscripted development and Nurre current unscripted series and pilots and both reporting… Read
Ex-Playmate Alleging Donald Trump Affair Sues To End Contractual Silence
A former Playboy model who says she thought she was selling her story about her alleged affair with Donald Trump to The National Enquirer parent American Media Inc. for publication now is suing to be released from that deal, The New York Times reports.
Although the $150K deal required Karen McDougal to remain silent about the alleged affair to all other parties, McDougal discovered that it did not require the Enquirer ever to publish it, she says in the lawsuit (read it he… Read
Allison Williams Joins ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ Netflix Series In Mystery Role
Get Out star Allison Williams has joined the ensemble cast of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Williams is currently filming the third and final season in Vancouver, and is also confirmed to appear in season two, premiering March 30 on Netflix. Until then, her role will remain a mystery.
Based on the internationally best-selling series of books, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events chronicles the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire… Read
‘Roseanne’ Teaser: First Look At Johnny Galecki’s Return
David is back. We’re getting the first look at The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki reprising his role as Darlene’s (Sarah Gilbert) high school beau David in a new teaser for ABC’s Roseanne revival.
In the clip, David enters the Conner house (through the window, just like he did as a kid) and notes everything looks the same.
“It’s a decorating choice called poverty,” Darlene deadpans.
It’s not clear how that storyline will develop since Galecki, due to scheduling… Read
SVP Stripes For Jayne Bieber At Freeform & Joe Hadari At TruTV
Freeform has promoted eight-year company veteran Jayne Bieber to SVP Production Management and Operations. She oversees ProdCo, the Disney network's in-house production entity responsible for original scripted series such as The Fosters, Young & Hungry and the upcoming Siren. Bieber also supervises all original unscripted and alternative production, such as Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings, shortform production, post production and music. "Jayne is one of Freeform's biggest… Read
Talent Agents’ Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Session Underway
Representatives from Hollywood's talent agencies are taking part in a training session today on preventing and reporting sexual harassment in the workplace. Chaired by Karen Stuart, executive director of the Association of Talent Agents, the seminar is aimed at teaching agents to act as "first responders" when their clients are subjected to sexual harassment and abuse.
Today's training session is Hollywood's latest effort to confront the sexual harassment scandal arising… Read
Natasha Rothwell To Write Feature ‘Bridal Recall’ For Paramount Pictures
EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Rothwell is sealing a deal to write the feature film comedy Bridal Recall for Paramount Pictures. The project is a re-imagining of Identity Crisis, originally written by Chum Langhorne and Brent Askari. The story centers on a woman who wakes up with amnesia, only to discover it's her wedding day. She has until the end of the day to figure out who she is, who she's marrying, and whether or not she's about to make the biggest mistake of her… Read