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Peter Berg To Helm First Episode Of New Olympic Channel Docu-Series

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The Olympic Channel has commissioned Frank Marshall and Mandalay Sports Media to create a signature documentary series for the global digital platform: Five Rings Films (working title) is a five-episode series of documentaries from directors around the world, with Peter Berg set for the first installment. Set for a 2017 launch, each hour-long doc will showcase “the humanity, variety and achievements of the modern Olympic era,” the channel said in announcing the series… Read

Film

RealD, Shanghai Redstar Macalline Building More Chinese Premium Cinemas; Former Warner Bros Exec Joins Qube Cinema — Global Briefs

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Global 3D and VFX company RealD and Shanghai Redstar Macalline Pictures Development Co. have signed a deal to add 11 ultra premium auditoriums to its Redstar Macalline Cinemas. This means Redstar will be building a total of 15 "LUXE: A RealD Experience" auditoriums over the next three years across China, following the announcement in December 2015, which saw the two companies agree to build four premium cinemas across the territory, two of which have opened already – one… Read

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Catalyst Global Media Producing Film Version Of ‘Pink Mist’

'Pink Mist' Play performed at the Bush Theatre, London, UK, 26 Jan 2016

Catalyst Global Media, the London-based television and film production company led by Charlotte Walls, is making a feature film version of poet and novelist Owen Sheers' Pink Mist. The drama, which has already been made into a stage version at the Bush Theatre and The Bristol Old Vic, is about three young soldiers from Bristol who are deployed to Afghanistan. Childhood friends still in their teens, each have their reasons for enlisting and within a short space fo time… Read

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Secures China Release Date

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After much speculation, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has landed a China release date for January 6, 2017, Deadline has confirmed. This early January slot for the Star Wars spinoff will follow a similar pattern to Disney's release for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened in the Middle Kingdom on January 9 earlier this year. It took just shy of $124M in the market, a feat for a franchise that doesn't have a long history with Chinese audiences. Rogue One, which is… Read

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‘This Is Us’ Fall Finale: Creator Dan Fogelman On Life-and-Death Cliffhanger & What’s Next

THIS IS US -- "Last Christmas" Episode 110 -- Pictured: (l-r) Susan Kelechi Watson as Beth, Eris Baker as Tess Pearson, Sterling K. Brown as Randall -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

SPOILER ALERT: This story includes details about the Dec. 6 fall finale of NBC’s This Is Us. Dan Fogelman’s fall breakout This Is Us stayed true to form in its fall finale tonight, mixing heart-warming and heart-wrenching moments in an episode that also managed to mix both Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations. Titled “Last Christmas”, the finale, written by co-showrunner Don Todd and directed by Helen Hunt, is set on Christmas Eve in two time periods —  present and back… Read

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Donald Trump Delivers Villain-Free Victory Tour Speech In North Carolina, Confounding Media

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Donald Trump delivered the first speech of his political career in which there was no featured villain. To the great surprise of the press, Trump even spared them in his thank-you address to voters in Fayetteville, North Carolina, despite the best effort of the large gathering of supporters who had waited patiently an extra 90 minutes for POTUS-Elect Trump to arrive, explaining he’d been waylaid by lousy weather. "The script to what we're doing is not yet written… Read

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Mark Wahlberg & Peter Berg On Making ‘Patriots Day’ & The Film’s Message – The Contenders Video

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CBS Films panel at The Contenders 2016: Presented by Deadline, Los Angeles, USA - 05 Nov 2016

"For Mark to take the lead and say we're going to tell your story, we're going to do it with respect, and we really do everything we can to look you in the eye when you see the film and feel that we got it right," said Patriots Day director Peter Berg at The Contenders Presented by Deadline of star and Boston native Mark Wahlberg and their film about the fatal bombing of April 15, 2013 during the city's annual marathon. "For Mark to do that, took a lot of guts," Berg… Read

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Joe Biden Tells Stephen Colbert He Will Be In Better Shape In 2020 Than Donald Trump Is Now

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Vice President Joseph Biden returned to CBS’s The Late Show tonight in his first talk show appearance since the presidential election, to clarify a remark he made one day earlier that he would run for the White House in 2020.  Biden told host Stephen Colbert he did not regret his decision to stand down in the 2016 race, though he believed he was best prepared to lead the country at this time.  “What I regret was the circumstance that led me not to be able to run,” Biden… Read

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‘Hairspray Live!’ Brings NBC Holiday Musicals To Hollywood As Bob Greenblatt And Zadan/Meron Plot For More

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Hairspray has more lives than a cat. I am talking about the now-several incarnations of the property, which started as an independent cult-hit film from director John Waters in 1988. It later was turned into a Tony-winning Broadway musical in 2002, followed by a hit film version in 2007 and now is morphing into a live NBC musical Wednesday night direct from the backlot at Universal Studios. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron — who also served as producers of the 2007 film… Read

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The Weather Channel To Breitbart: Chill On The Climate Change Denials

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Call it Stormy Tuesday: A TV channel dedicated to reporting the weather has called out a conservative media site for denying climate change. But it’s not just any meteorological outlet or widely read online news source: It’s the Weather Channel vs. Breitbart. Here’s the opening salvo: ⚡️ "Note to Breitbart: Earth Is Not Cooling, Climate Change Is Real"https://t.co/UfjMoFuiRq — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) December 6, 2016 The result apparently was… Read

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Warner Bros. Makes 2017 Date Changes To ‘King Arthur’, ‘CHiPS’, ‘Annabelle 2’ & More

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With Sony’s Life and Paramount’s Baywatch respectively impacting the spring and summer schedule next year, Warner Bros. is making a point to ensure that its assets have the best launch too. The Ryan Reynolds sci-fi thriller Life is landing on March 24 now, so Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur gallops away to May 12, Mothers Day weekend, where it will be the guy offering to Fox’s Amy Schumer-Goldie Hawn movie Mother/DaughterBarbie was originally on this date, but it moved to summ… Read

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Sony Pictures TV Names 2016 Diverse Directors Program Finalists

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Sony Pictures Television has selected seven program fellows for its third annual Diverse Directors Program, which provides opportunities for skilled artists of diverse backgrounds to work with established TV directors on SPT series. The 2016 Program Fellows are: Erica Watson, Abi Corbin, Susan Dynner, Tahir Jetter, Kevin Berlandi, Christine Turner and Jabbar Raisani. Each will be assigned to work on SPT series including The Blacklist, Dr. Ken, The Goldbergs, The Undergroun… Read