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eOne Teams With Vicky Jones & Phoebe Waller-Bridge On Romantic Comedy Thriller Series ‘Run’

Entertainment One is teaming with Vicky Jones (Killing Eve) and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge via Jones and Waller-Bridge’s DryWrite banner, on romantic thriller comedy series Run. The project was announced by Mark Gordon, eOne's President and Chief Content Officer, Film, Television and Digital at eOne's annual Drama Preview Thursday morning in London. Written by Jones with Waller-Bridge in a recurring role, Run is a romantic-comedic-thriller about ex-lovers who… Read

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‘Radioactive’: Sam Riley & More Board Marie Curie Biopic Led By Rosamund Pike

Radioactive, the Marie Curie biopic that’s being helmed by Oscar nominated Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi, has rounded out cast. Joining Rosamund Pike, who’s playing Curie, are Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard, Anya Taylor Joy and Simon Russell Beale. Studiocanal and Amazon Studios are co-financing. Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Shoebox Films' Paul Webster are producing. As Deadline earlier revealed, the film is based on the 2010 graphic novel by Lauren… Read

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‘Taskmaster’ Bumper Order; Pro7 CEO; London LGBTQ+ Film Festival – Global Briefs

Taskmaster, the British entertainment series produced by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver producer Avalon Television, has been handed a bumper, four season order by UKTV. The multichannel broadcaster has order four, ten-part series of the Greg Davies and Alex Horne-fronted show, which takes it through to 2019. This comes as the series, which sees the 'taskmaster' issue a range of comedic and bizarre tasks to celebrity contestants, is set to air on Comedy Central in the… Read

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Electric Ray Developing UK Version Of CTV’s ‘The Launch’ After Distribution Deal with Sony Pictures Television

British production company Electric Ray is developing a UK version of Canadian talent contest The Launch after Bell Media and record label Big Machine struck a wide-ranging distribution deal with Sony Pictures Television. The international sales arm of the Hollywood studio will sell the format internationally, the first time that a Bell Media original format for CTV has been sold globally, as well as selling the Canadian version. The music competition series follows what… Read

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Olympics Commentator Goes Wild After Kikkan Randall And Jessie Diggins Win Cross-Country Gold

Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins made history during the women's cross country skiing today during the team sprint freestyle race at the Pyeongchang Games, winning the first gold medal in the sport since 1976 when Bill Koch took home the silver. Randall and Diggins were ecstatic for the win but commentator Chad Salmela seemed to be more excited. In fact, he nearly lost it. In the final nail-biting moments of the race, Salmela was doing commentary alongside Steve… Read

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Jimmy Kimmel Defends Florida Students Under Attack From Far Right Wingnuts Ted Nugent, Donald Trump Jr.

Students in Miami, Chicago, Iowa, Maryland and Washington D.C. walked out of class one day after the Florida state legislature refused to even debate a bill banning assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines. On Wednesday, ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel commended the high schoolers who have been tearing up the news cycle since a gunman murdered 17 in a Parkland, Florida high school last week. Students at the school who launched the #NeverAgain movement… Read

Business

‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Actress Karla Souza Accuses Mexican Producer Of Sexual Assault

As the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement still remains at the forefront in Hollywood, How to Get Away with Murder actress Karla Souza has come forward with sexual assault allegations in an interview during an appearance on CNN Espanol. She did not name the alleged Mexican producer-director that allegedly assaulted her earlier in her career, but soon after the interview, Televisa, Mexico’s largest TV network, fired producer-director Gustavo Loza. It is not 100 percent proven… Read

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Grieving Florida Students, Parents Savage Senator Marco Rubio At CNN Town Hall On Gun Violence

Angry students and parents from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida filleted Sen. Marco Rubio and NRA rep Dana Loesch at a CNN town hall on gun violence Wednesday night. Student Cameron Kasky demanded Rubio declare he would no longer take National Rifle Association money. He took nearly $10K during the 2016 election cycle. Rubio began to bob and weave, saying the influence of "these groups comes not from money; it comes from millions of people who… Read

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‘The Domestics’ Special Effects Coordinator Says He Shares Blame in “Wigging” Incident

Guy Clayton, the special effects coordinator on MGM's The Domestics, says he feels responsible for the "wigging" incident that led to a sex discrimination complaint filed with the EEOC by stuntwoman Deven MacNair, because he told “the powers that be” that he could get the special effects ready on short notice. MacNair, however, isn't having any of it. "How many excuses are we going to hear?" she asked. "They said I was too big to double the actress, that I'm a horrible… Read

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‘The Village’: Grace Van Dien To Star In NBC Drama Pilot

Grace Van Dien (Greenhouse Academy) has booked the lead role in NBC drama pilot The Village, from Mike Daniels and Universal TV. Written/executive produced by Daniels (The Brave, Sons of Anarchy), The Village is a sprawling ensemble drama. Despite difference in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving life's challenges… Read

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‘High Maintenance’ & ‘Crashing’ Renewed For Season 3 By HBO

HBO has given Season 3 renewals to the two comedy series that are in the midst of airing their second seasons on the pay cable network, the pot-themed High Maintenance and Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow’s Crashing. There is no word yet on the future of the new Alan Ball drama series Here and Now, which is currently airing its first season. Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the under-the-radar High Maintenance, which made the leap from the web to TV, has been an… Read

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Roku’s Earnings Beat Street, But Stock Plunges 21% On Forecast

Roku’s shares plunged nearly 22% in after-hours trading Wednesday after the company issued a forecast losses for the coming quarter. The maker of streaming TV devices predicted first-quarter revenue of $120-$130 million, falling short of the $131.7 million estimate of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters. It also forecast a loss of $15 to $21 million in the coming quarter — citing the impact of an accounting rule change governing when customer revenue can be… Read