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Holliday Grainger Toplines ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ For BBC One; Levi Meadon Joins Syfy’s ‘Olympus’

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Holliday Grainger is adding another literary adaptation to her résumé. The Great Expectations and Anna Karenina actress will star as the title character in BBC One's Lady Chatterley's Lover. Also joining the cast are Richard Madden (Game Of Thrones) and James Norton (Happy Valley). Line Of Duty's Jed Mercurio is adapting the latest take on the 1928 D.H. Lawrence novel. Sherlock's Hartswood Films is producing in association with Serena Cullen Productions. Norton will play… Read


SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify TV/Theatrical Contract


The rank and file has voted overwhelmingly to approve the new, three-year contracts covering movie, primetime and basic cable TV production. The balloting was a lopsided 92%-8%. The deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers was hammered out in the wee hours of the Fourth of July after two months of tough bargaining amid a media blackout and three 24-hour extensions after the June 30 deadline. The national board approved it eight days later. Related… Read


Hot TV Clip: ‘The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story’

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Here's the first five minutes from the tale of six kids who struck sitcom gold a quarter-century ago. Lifetime's The Unauthorized Story Of Saved By The Bell dives into the behind-the-scenes drama as the cast struggles to maintain their squeaky-clean image amid growing stardom. Dylan Everett stars as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sam Kindseth as Dustin Diamond, Julian Works  as Mario Lopez, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley and Taylor… Read


Repped By SAG-AFTRA, KPCC Gets First Union Contract


Repped by SAG-AFTRA, the Pasadena-based public radio outlet has sealed its first union contract with management at Southern California Public Radio. KPCC's three-year deal covers more than 70 reporters, newscasters, correspondents, producers, videographers/photographers, data journalists, show hosts, news anchors, and apprentice news clerks, who work on the air and online. The contract includes guaranteed wage increases per year — 1.5 percent in the first year, 2 percent… Read


Ken Loach Calls For Cultural Boycott Of Israel, Labels U.S. A “Bully”: Reports

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The Sarajevo Film Festival, which concludes Saturday, has been the scene of yet another hard stance from a filmmaker regarding the conflict in Gaza. Late Thursday, outspoken British director Ken Loach gave a speech at the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award Ceremony honoring Palestinian directors Abdel Salam Shehadeh and Ashraf Mashharawi, and called for an "absolute boycott of all the cultural happenings supported by the Israeli state." According to Screen Daily, he Read

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Box Office Friday: ‘If I Stay’ To Take No. 1, ‘Sin City 2′ Tanking In Dog Days Of Summer


Have been watching matinee numbers and now early evening gross roll in and it's painful to watch movie going so soft this weekend. Summer is winding down, er, barely breathing. Bearing the brunt is Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For from director Robert Rodriguez. On a budget that is somewhere between $60M and $70M, the second Sin is descending quickly into hell. This tanker is now tracking somewhere between $8M and $10M for the three-day. Its matinee numbers… Read


Chris Long Inks Warner Bros. TV Deal


With The Mentalist likely closing its final chapter, the series' veteran writer-producer Chris Long is focusing on development with a first look deal at the studio behind the CBS procedural drama, Warner Bros. TV. Long has been on The Mentalist since day one, starting as a co-executive producer and quickly getting promoted to executive producer. The series in May was renewed for what is expected to be a 13-episode seventh and final season. Long is repped by WME and Rain… Read


CBS Buys Genius Comedy From Michelle Morgan & Aaron Kaplan

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Friends With Better Lives executive producer Aaron Kaplan is back at CBS with another multi-camera project, The Brain. The comedy, written and executive produced by Michelle Morgan, was bought by CBS with a script commitment and laid off at CBS TV Studios. It centers on an unintelligent guy who suffers head trauma and turns into a genius. That puts a strain on his family and friends, who liked him better when he was clueless. Kaplan will executive produce for his Kapital… Read


UPDATE: Rankled Boston Mayor’s Minions Held Up Non-Union Permits for ‘Top Chef’ Crews

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UPDATED 5:15 PM: Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's Press Secretary issued a statement to Deadline tonight. “The permits were issued for this show and production of the show went forward — to our understanding — on schedule,” Kate Norton said. “In fact, the Mayor, along with a number of other city officials, directly participated in the filming of this show. I'm looking forward to seeing the episode.” PREVIOUSLY, 2:19 PM: Mayor Martin Walsh was not happy. By the time he learned… Read


2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Party List


As we head into Emmy weekend, here again is Deadline's list of the festivities planned for the next three days. (We've only left the events that are still upcoming on the list originally published on Monday). The unusual Monday scheduling of the Emmy Awards this year led to shifts in some Emmy weekend staples, like the NBC, Showtime and The Evening Before parties, all moving to Sunday from their regular Saturday night berths. WME, UTA, ICM and TV Academy's performers… Read


Aaron Paul Starts Production Company, Inks First-Look Deal With Sony TV

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EXCLUSIVE: As Aaron Paul prepares to take a final bow at the Emmys for his acclaimed performance on AMC's Breaking Bad, the actor is staying in business with Breaking Bad producer Sony Pictures TV. Paul has signed a first-look deal with the studio to develop and produce new series projects. He will shepherd the projects through his newly launched production company, Lucid Road Productions. Starting a company marks the next step for Paul, who recently ventured into… Read


‘The Simpsons’ Marathon Launches With Biggest Day In FXX History


FXX enjoyed the most watched day in its one-year history with the first day of its The Simpsons marathon. Not surprisingly, the 12-day marathon — featuring all 552 Simpsons episodes plus The Simpsons Movie — scored its best numbers so far in primetime Thursday, netting slightly more than 1 million viewers, including 623,000 in the demo. For comparison's sake, FXX has averaged 206,000 primetime viewers since its launch on September 3, 2013 — and 111,000 demo viewers. With… Read


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