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Bill Cosby Sets Live Show For Tonight As Retrial Jury Selection Scheduled

With more than two months until jury selection starts in his retrial for the alleged 2004 rape of Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby intends to take to the stage for a live show tonight. "Proclaiming to honor his fans with a historic performance" the much-accused actor has set a "special comedy concert" in Philadelphia on Monday. Scheduled to run from 5:30 – 9 PM ET on Monday, the ticketed show will take place with the Tony Williams Jazz Quartet at the Lorosa Jazz Club in the… Read


White House Takes Victory Lap On Senate Deal To End Government Shutdown

“What the President did clearly worked," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders beamed after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that the Senate had reached a deal to end government shutdown on Day 3. The Senate officially voted 81-18 on Monday afternoon to re-open the government for 17 days while continuing to work a deal on immigration. The matter then heads to the House, then to President Donald Trump. “I'm not sure what [Schumer] gained other… Read


Connie Sawyer Dies: Hollywood’s Oldest Working Actress Was 105

Actress Connie Sawyer died peacefully at the age of 105 at her home in Woodland Hills, California. With more than 140 TV and film credits to her name, Sawyer was known as Hollywood’s oldest working actress who worked through late 2017. Sawyer was born on November 27, 1912, in Pueblo, Colorado. Her career in entertainment began at the age of eight when she won a talent contest in Oakland. At 18 years old, she landed her first Vaudeville show in Santa… Read


T Group Productions Inks Co-Production Deal With Everywhere Studios

Jenny Daly’s T Group Productions is further expanding its push into scripted programming, signing an overall co-production deal with EveryWhere Studios, a partnership between veteran TV executive Tom Mazza and former founder and Chairman of Helifilms David Calvert-Jones. Under the pact, T Group will serve as the production entity for EveryWhere's five-picture commitment with People Magazine at Freeform for a slate of true story movies under the banner People Presents… Read


Imagine Dragons Frontman Dan Reynolds Takes On Mormon Church Policy With HBO Doc ‘Believer’ — Sundance Studio

Taking a break from his latest world tour, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds came to Deadline’s Sundance Studio yesterday with director Don Argott to discuss their powerful and personal documentary project, Believer In the film, to be released by HBO, the Mormon Reynolds takes on a new mission to explore how the Church treats its LBQTQ members. Seeing members of the Church spurned for their sexual orientation, what has been most devastating for Reynolds is… Read


Netflix Reports Fourth-Quarter Earnings Beat Estimates, Thanks To ‘The Crown’ And ‘Bright’

Netflix continued its growth spurt, posting today strong subscriber growth in the face of intensifying competition in the video streaming market. The company ended its fourth quarter with 110.6 million paid subscribers globally. It added 8.3 million subscribers in total — the highest quarter gains in its history and exceeding its own forecasts. Netflix credited the strength of its original content slate, which includes popular returning titles such as The Crown, Black Mirr… Read


‘What We Do In The Shadows’ TV Series Reboot From Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi Gets FX Pilot Order, Sets Cast

A reboot of What We Do in the Shadows is in the works for the small screen. FX has given a pilot order to a half-hour comedy based on the 2014 mockumentary horror film co-written, co-directed by and starring Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. Clement is attached as writer and executive producer on TV adaptation, and Waititi will direct and executive produce. Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen are set to star in the pilot, executive produced by… Read


Fox Names 2018 Writers Lab Participants

21st Century Fox Global Inclusion has announced the participants in its seventh annual Fox Writers Lab. The program takes eight writers through an immersive four-month curriculum that strengthens the pipeline of original storytellers on Fox television shows. This year's Fox Writers Lab participants and their representatives are: Anthony Florez; Felicia Hilario (Abrams Artists Agency); Milton Liu (Jeremy Tenser Limited); Jenny Deiker Restivo (Artillery Creative; The Gersh… Read

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Broadway B.O.: Sara Bareilles & Jason Mraz Serve Sky High Pie With ‘Waitress’

Waitress turns two in April but the musical adaptation of Adrienne Shelly’s indie film is playing like the hot new kid on the block. Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who made her Broadway debut with the exceptional score, returned last week for a second stint in the title role, opposite recording star Jason Mraz as the OB/GYN she flips for. Without minimizing the contributions of book writer Jessie Nelson, director Diane Paulus and a great design team and supporting… Read


Paramount Lands ‘Reset’ Pitch; Marcus Kryler & Fredrik Akerstrom Helming

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has acquired the feature pitch Reset, to be directed by Marcus Kryler and Fredrik Akerstrom. Sean Finegan will write. The plot is being kept under wraps, but is being described as a blend of horror and science fiction centered on a mother and daughter who uncover a startling secret. The project is based on Kryler/Akerstrom’s short film of the same name. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian will produce alongside Jon Kanak, who manages… Read


Motion Picture Sound Editors Reveal Golden Reel Nominations

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have been heard: The guild is out with the nominees for its 65th annual Golden Reel Awards, which honor sound artists and their contributions to the past year's most outstanding feature film, TV, animation and computer entertainment productions. The awards in 23 categories will be doled out February 18, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. "This has been an outstanding year in entertainment sound," MPSE president Tom… Read


Deadline Studio at Sundance 2018 – Day 3 – Octavia Spencer, Usher, Ellen Burstyn, Armie Hammer, & More

The Deadline Studio presented by Hyundai is again on Main Street in Park City, opening its doors to the most riveting and groundbreaking filmmakers at the Sundance Film Festival 2018. Talent stopping by the Deadline Studio for portraits and video interviews on Day 3 included Octavia Spencer (A Kid Like Jake), Usher (Burden), Ellen Burstyn (The Tale), Armie Hammer (Sorry to Bother You)and many more. Portraits photographed by Michael Buckner exclusively for Deadline… Read