‘King Jack’, ‘TransFatty Lives’ Take Top Audience Honors At Tribeca Film Festival
King Jack, a coming of age story about a 15-year old delinquent, and TransFatty Lives, a doc about a New York City DJ’s battle with ALS, respectively took the best narrative and documentary audiences awards at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The winners were announced at the fest’s wrap party and each award comes with a $25K cash prize.
Directed and written by Felix Thompson, King Jack stars Charlie Plummer as Jack, a teenager who is in the throes of dealing with a… Read
Michael Bay Releases First ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′ Pics
For those of you living under a rock – or in the sewers, one supposes – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, the upcoming sequel to last years’ hit reboot of the enduring comic-based franchise, is set to begin filming in locations around New York very soon. To prove it, producer Michael Bay took to Twitter today to reveal two of the vehicles that’ll be appearing in the film.
Just some stuff I found… http://t.co/yydcIebaIC pic.twitter.com/sYNXmPpNJL
— Michael Bay… Read
Google’s Dan Fredinburg Among Those Killed In Everest Avalanche Following Nepal Quake
Google executive Dan Fredinburg was one those killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, following the devastating 7.8 earthquake that rocked Nepal early this morning. Fredinburg served as Chief of Privacy for Google X, and headed up product management for the company’s Privacy team.
His sister made the news public via Instagram, attributing his death to a “major head injury”. “We appreciate all of the love that has been sent our way thus far and know his soul and his… Read
The Bruce Jenner ABC Special Won Big On Social Media
Diane Sawyer’s 20/20 interview last night with Bruce Jenner, during which the Olympic gold medalist talked publicly for the first time about his transgender status, was ratings gold for ABC. Achieving numbers normally associated with zombies and sports, not television news magazines, the special dominated the pop culture discussion last night and continues to do so today.
It’s not shock then that interview has also been a huge hit on social media, becoming the top Friday… Read
Whose Hillary Fundraiser Is It? Organizers Minimize Katzenberg Role
2ND UPDATE: 8:53 AM: Organizers of the May 7 Hillary Clinton fundraiser to be held at Haim and Cheryl Saban’s home are now telling Deadline that Jeffrey Katzenberg is not involved in an official capacity. Deadline was told last night by reliable sources that Katzenberg would be co-hosting the event, but that got some of the main organizers understandably bent out of shape after they put the whole thing together. The main movers and shakers here are the Sabans and Casey… Read
Bruce Jenner Interview Ratings Gold Winner For ABC With 16.9M Watching
The former Olympic champion's sit down with Diane Sawyer about his transition to becoming a woman proved to be a huge win for ABC last night. The 2-hour 20/20: Bruce Jenner – The Interview scored a 5.2/17 among adults 18-49 on Friday night with 16.9 million total viewers from 9 – 11 PM. That is, of course, the best 20/20 has done all season in what is one of the biggest non-awards show and non-sports event audiences on any network.
On the first Friday of the May sweep… Read
CBS, ‘The Bold And The Beautiful’ Dominate Daytime Creative Arts Emmys
CBS and its The Bold And The Beautiful dominated the Daytime Emmys Creative Awards handed out Friday evening at the Universal Hilton. CBS and PBS tied with 17 apiece for network honors and the Eye Network’s soap took home 8 awards. Florence Henderson and Alex Trebek hosted the sold-out event with more than 1200 guests attending.
Producer/director Michael Gargiulo was honored with the Lifetime Achievement for Craft.
Among networks with multiple wins, Nickelodeon was… Read
‘Furious 7′ In Fourth Lap Clocking $16M-$17M; ‘Adaline’ Has Upper Hand On Friday – B.O. Update
Update, Saturday 7:26AM, after 6:56AM post: Lionsgate is reporting $4.96M for Lakeshore/SKE’s The Age of Adaline for Friday with Universal settling for second with Furious 7 at $4.83M. As is the tendency with Friday figures, everything just becomes more accurate as theaters close out their drawers, which occurs into Saturday morning. Furious 7 is still expected to win this weekend with a FSS of $16M-$17M and stateside cume of $318M-$319M. Box office beancounters are… Read
Julian Fellowes To Adapt Anthony Trollope’s ‘Doctor Thorne’ For ITV
While Downton Abbey is preparing for its final season on the UK’s ITV, creator Julian Fellowes will be returning to the network with a new drama to begin shooting later this year. Fellowes is to adapt Anthony Trollope’s Victorian era novel Doctor Thorne as a three-part drama. Hat Trick Productions is producing with Mark Redhead (Critical) and Fellowes exec producing with Chris Kelly and Ted Childs.
The story centers on Dr Thomas Thorne, who lives in the village of… Read
Bruce Jenner: “For All Intents And Purposes I Am A Woman”
Updated throughout: "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman," Bruce Jenner told ABC News's Diane Sawyer during tonight's much anticipated interview, saying he used to dress up in his sister's dresses and his mother's scarves to hide his short hair as a child.
“I didn’t know why I was doing it,” he said. “It just made me feel good,” said the man Sawyer described as having “once embodied the muscle and glory of America at the Olympics.”
“I would say I have always been… Read
PILOT SEASON 2015: More Early Buzz
As producers are scrambling to get their cuts locked and ready, here is some more chatter heading into the important next week of network screenings when we will get a better sense where the various pilots stand. Until then, please keep in mind that any pilot buzz is speculative, based on sometimes incomplete and often subjective information.
Last year, Fox kicked off new series pickups with an order to Gotham a week before the start of upfront week. Will the network… Read
Bruce Jenner Reality Series: E! Finally Confirms It During His Diane Sawyer Interview
As Bruce Jenner – The Interview headed toward toward a conclusion Friday night on ABC, E! Entertainment finally acknowledged a new series that would document Jenner living his life as a transgender woman. E! said the series will follow Jenner’s journey seeking his "new normal."
E!’s announcement was long anticipated, but Kim Kardashian and some others associated with the family franchise had been coy in interviews about the timing or even whether E! would have the show… Read