’13 Reasons Why’ Trailer: The Truth Will Come Out In Netflix’s YA Mystery
Spotlight director Tom McCarthy helms some episodes of Netflix’s anticipated Young Adult drama 13 Reasons Why, the series created by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey. The streaming service has now debuted the first official trailer for the Dylan Minnette- and Katherine Langford-led mystery that’s set amid the aftermath of a high-school girl’s suicide. Check it out above.
Based on Jay Asher's best-selling book, 13 Reasons Why follows teenager Clay Jensen (Minnette) as he… Read
‘Sackett Sisters’: Casey Wilson To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot Produced By Tina Fey
Happy Endings alumna Casey Wilson is set as the co-lead opposite Busy Philipps in The Sackett Sisters, NBC's single-camera comedy pilot from former 30 Rock executive producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.
Written by Brooklyn Nine-Nine executive producer Del Tredici, The Sackett Sisters is about two estranged sisters — played by Wilson and Philipps — who perform a Sully Sullenberger-esque act of public heroism, then are forced to navigate their new found notoriety… Read
Alec Baldwin Teams With Kurt Andersen On Donald Trump Faux Memoir
Alec Baldwin probably couldn’t have chosen anyone less esteemed than himself in the eyes of Donald Trump: Saturday Night Live’s favorite Trump will collaborate with novelist and longtime Trump needler Kurt Andersen on faux memoir You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump.
The satirical memoir, with Baldwin reading the audiobook, will be published by Penguin Press with a November target… Read
‘Mindhunter’ Teaser: First Look At Netflix’s David Fincher-Charlize Theron Crime Series
Here’s a first-look teaser of Netflix’s Mindhunter, the crime series that’s executive produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron. Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallanay, Anna Torv and Hannah Gross star in the blood-splotched period drama. There’s an impressive roster of directors here that includes Fincher, Asif Kapadia, Tobias Lindholm and Andrew Douglas. A global debut is set for October.
Written by playwright Joe Penhall and Scott Buck, Mindhunter is based on the 1996 book… Read
Frank Tanki Named TV Land General Manager
Viacom veteran Frank Tanki, most recently EVP Brand Marketing and Creative for Spike, has been promoted to General Manager, TV Land. In his new role, Tanki will oversee strategy and day-to-day operations for the channel – Creative, Communications, Scheduling, Media Planning, and Marketing. He will continue to report to Kevin Kay who recently added oversight of TV Land and CMT in his new role as President of Spike (soon to be Paramount Network), TV Land, and CMT. (you can… Read
Netflix Launching Wrestling Comedy ‘GLOW’ On June 23
Netflix is launching its straight-to-series wrestling comedy GLOW on June 23, according to a very 1980s video announcement launched by the company today.
Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the ’80s, GLOW tells the story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she's thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood… Read
Donald Trump’s Speech Ratings Up Nearly 20% Over Obama’s Last SOTU – Update
UPDATE, 8:17 AM: More numbers are coming in for Donald Trump's debut last night before a Joint Session of Congress and they are looking good for the 45th President over his predecessor's last State Of the Union.
Going low on the hyperbole and heavy on the history, the President's highly anticipated speech was a fairly polished performance on a very big stage that caught a lot of Americans' attention – around 22.7 million actually. That's up over 25% from what Barack Obama'… Read
Gaumont Sells 34% Stake In Exhibition Business To Pathé For $401M
French mini-major Gaumont, the world's oldest film company, is selling its 34% stake in its exhibition business, Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, for €380M ($401.1M) to fellow shareholder Pathé. The divestment, which is a sure sign of Gaumont's strategy to refocus on production activities, will see Pathé control France's biggest cinema chain.
Gaumont has partnered with Pathé in the exhibition business for the past 16 years, operating not just in France but also Belgium… Read
‘Game Of Thrones’ Teams With Major League Baseball For Cross Promotions
Here’s a novel double-play combo: This summer at least 19 Major League Baseball teams will participate in a cross-promotional partnership with HBO to draw attention to its hit Game Of Thrones.
HBO has not set a firm date to begin Season 7, but has said that it will take place this summer.
Specific promotional offerings have yet to be determined — and will vary by team. But they’ll include development of collectible and co-branded merchandise, ticket packages, giveaways… Read
‘Get Out’ Stabs Tuesday Takes Of ‘Conjuring 2’, ‘Purge: Election Year’ & ‘Split’
To say that Universal/Blumhouse’s Get Out is scaring up great midweek business is an understatement. Yesterday, the Jordan Peele-directed horror movie made $4.1M, which while not record-breaking according to February and March records, was very solid for a horror movie and on par with summer slasher releases: just $500K shy of The Purge: Election Year‘s July 4th take of $4.6M and $200K shy of Conjuring 2‘s first June Monday ($4.3M).
However, yesterday, rivals show Get Out … Read
Stephen Colbert Lampoons Donald Trump Speech: “Any Chance ‘Moonlight’ Is President?”
Stephen Colbert deconstructed President Donald Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress on a live Late Show. But first, he chastized CNN for trolling the nation moments before the speech with the caption: “Trump Leaves the White House Soon.”
“That’s not right!” Colbert complained of the tease. “What’s next? Covering Trump descending the staircase with “Trump Steps Down?”
Colbert wondered out loud, “Any chance there's a mistake and Moonlight is the president?”… Read
Viacom Taps Bruce Gillmer To Drive Global Music Initiatives
More changes in Viacom’s executive ranks — today with Bruce Gillmer named Head of Music and Music Talent, a new job at the Global Entertainment Group.
Gillmer will take the new responsibilities to oversee music programming and events while keeping his gigs as Viacom International Media Networks’s EVP of Music and Talent Programming and Events and co-brand lead for MTV International.
He will continue to report to CEO Bob Bakish who calls music “a common thread that unites… Read