Harvey Weinstein Surrenders To NYPD, Faces Sex Crimes Charges
As expected, Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to the New York Police Department at the First Precinct in Tribeca this morning to be arrested and face criminal charges stemming from multiple sexual assault allegations. Facing potentially years behind bars, sources say Weinstein is likely looking at first degree and third degree rape charges and a first degree criminal sexual act charge from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
Weinstein arrived amid a throng of… Read
Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Gets Entertainment Industry Boost
Pharrell Williams, Cindy Crawford, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stevie Wonder are among the talents that will participate in a year-long celebration of the Special Olympics 50th anniversary.
The stars and celebration leaders including Special Olympics' Global Ambassadors' John C.
McGinley, Brooklyn Decker, Apollo Anton Ohno, Nancy O'Dell, and Vanessa Williams plan to actively promote the organization’s Inclusion Revolution campaign. The movement touts the idea that everyone… Read
China Film Bureau Names Wang Xiaohui As New Head Of Department
Wang Xiaohui, an attorney and longtime Communist party bureaucrat, has been named Head of the China Film Bureau.
When the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television in March, state media said a proposed new body overseeing radio and TV management would fall directly under the State Council, i.e., more firmly under the thumb of the Communist Party. But a question mark was left over what was to become of film oversight. With Wang’s appointment… Read
James Bond 25 Sets Distribution: Universal Wins International, MGM Releases Domestic Through Annapurna Joint Venture
EXCLUSIVE: Eon Productions and MGM have set distribution plans for James Bond 25. The most hotly sought after film franchise in recent memory has been won by Universal Pictures for international as well as for home entertainment, sources said. Domestic distribution will be handled by MGM and Annapurna through the joint venture they signed last year. The 25th installment of James Bond will first be released in the UK on October 25, 2019, and in the U.S. on November 8… Read
New European Privacy Law Set, Flooding Inboxes With Mailing List Updates
Companies that market themselves through email – practically every company in the world, that is – are scrambling to become compliant with a new European law that could cause major legal actions.
The General Data Protection Regulation (known by the acronym GDPR) is a new European law that takes effect on Friday, May 25. Consumers have already noticed a flood of updated email requests from companies that have them on their mailing lists, and more such notices are to… Read
Natalie Dormer To Topline & Produce Vivien Leigh Series With FremantleMedia & UK’s Mainstreet Pictures
EXCLUSIVE: It's literally going to be Game of Thrones meets Gone with the Wind, as Natalie Dormer is gearing up to play Vivien Leigh on the small screen.
The former Margaery Tyrell will be teaming up with FremantleMedia and UK production company Mainstreet Pictures to develop and produce a series which will focus on the two-time Oscar winner's personal and professional successes and struggles. The American Gods producers will have the international distribution rights to… Read
Angelo Falcón Dies: Journalist, Author And Latino Advocate Was 66
Journalist Angelo Falcón, the National Institute for Latino Policy president and founder and National Hispanic Media Coalition board member, has died. He was 66.
Falcón was a nationally recognized expert on Latino politics and policy issues and the author of the Atlas of Stateside Puerto Ricans. He was also the editor of the Latino Policy eNewsletter and chair of the Latino Census Network.
In addition, he was also the co-editor of Latino Voices: Mexican, Puerto Rican and… Read
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Targeting $13M-$15M Thursday Night B.O. – Early Read
EXCLUSIVE: Very early estimates indicate that Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is heading for a $13M-$15M Thursday night. These figures come from Deadline sources, not Disney.
On the high end, that’s in the vicinity of what the studio’s Marvel titles, Thor: Ragnarok ($14.5M) and Iron Man 3 ($15.6M), grossed on their preview nights. Showtimes begin at 7PM in each time zone and once the west coast hits, there’s a possibility that Solo could surge past $15M.
Thursday night… Read
David Cross Latest ‘Arrested Development’ Star To Apologize To Jessica Walter; Show’s UK Press Tour Canceled
Arrested Development‘s David Cross says he “will unequivocally apologize” to his fellow cast member Jessica Walter over comments made to The New York Times.
During a heated interview, published Wednesday by The Times, Walter was brought to tears as she recalled being verbally harassed on-set by Jeffrey Tambor. It happened as part of a discussion in which the cast talked openly about the accusations of sexual misconduct against Tambor on the set of Transparent, allegations… Read
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review: Han, Chewy & Lando Save The Day In Rip-Roarin’ Origin Story
By now everyone knows of the troubled production history of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which saw its directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord replaced halfway through the shoot by veteran Ron Howard. It supposedly was due to “creative differences,” but whatever happened in bringing the origin story of Han Solo to the screen doesn’t matter much once you consider the end product.
The film delivers a rip-roaring summer entertainment and perhaps the key entry in this… Read
Harvey Weinstein Expected To Do Perp Walk Friday When He Surrenders To NYPD
EXCLUSIVE: Following months of denials on allegations of sexual assault, Harvey Weinstein will almost certainly be doing a perp walk Friday morning into a New York Police Department precinct.
Throwing red meat to the media and coming after news earlier today that Weinstein was turning himself in, the move is designed to give the cops their due after extensive investigations conducted on the much-accused producer, sources tell Deadline.
"This guy doesn't get to hide from… Read
‘Cobra Kai’: Martin Kove Becomes Series Regular For Season 2 Of YouTube Show
Following Martin Kove’s appearance in the Season 1 finale of Cobra Kai, the Karate Kid alum is joining the cast of YouTube Red’s Karate Kid followup as a series regular for its recently ordered second season. He will continue to reprise his villainous Karate Kid character of John Kreese.
In the critically praised dramedy Cobra Kai, from Sony Pictures Television and Overbrook Entertainment, Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their roles from the Karate Kid film… Read